how do you geta 16 year old to stay and get at the table instead of the frontroom?

Teresa - posted on 06/19/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )




how do you geta 16 year old to stay and get at the table instead of the frontroom?I have mostly every thing and I have run out of please.


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Dove - posted on 06/20/2012




If that is her attitude... where she eats her meals is the least of your problems. Sounds like it may be time to go 'boot camp' on her. She doesn't need to watch tv, have any electronic toys, a door on her room, etc.... If she's head strong.... get stronger. Or you could just ride it out another 2 years and throw her out on her 18th birthday.

And you may not want to listen to me since my oldest isn't even a teenager yet. lol

Sorry! Good luck!!

Teresa - posted on 06/20/2012




Harry and I both eat at the table but she alway finds a way to eat all her meals in the front when I have told her to eat at the counter and sat stool a nd listin to her show.we turn off the set and she will turn it back on and start yell and slaming doors.she very head strong.

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Shut off the TV, lights and have a NO FOOD in the front room policy for everyone.

It also helps when everyone in the house sits to the dinner table at the same time.

Jodi - posted on 06/20/2012




If you mean for dinner, then just stop feeding him unless he sits at the table. My kids have always had to eat their meals at the table. It simply isn't an option not to.

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