Ashley - posted on 05/14/2012 ( 193 moms have responded )
So, my 14 year old son leaves the house at 7:30 everyday for the bus and I'm up around 8AM. I was getting up with him, but he got to where he was relying on me to wake him up everyday, which made him late for the bus, so I had to force him to start waking up on his own. The way for me to do that was to just stop getting up with him in the mornings, and it's worked!
However he forgets to brush his teeth on most days, and you all know how dental bills can get expensive! I had told him if he didn't brush his teeth (I just feel his toothbrush to see if it's wet), he would lose his phone privileges for the day, and Xbox time would be shortened.
Do you think that's fair or am I being to harsh? I know we sometimes have to teach our kids "tough love", but I honestly have no problem taking away electronics that are important to him if he can't follow the rules. Like I said, dental bills can get expensive and he's not the one paying for them.
Has anyone else faced a similar issue?