Sunday, December 16, 2007

Mom on Strike

I have been advised to go on strike. Not against the whole family or anything. With one child who is refusing to show respect, responsibility and is not fun to be around. Does it seem right for a child to receive all the benefits of mom: hugs, privileges, my intelligent conversations (no comments), my attention and hours of time I spend doing therapeutic parenting....when what I am getting in return is constant rudeness, threats, sarcasm and anger? NOOOOOOOO. So he is currently getting food, clothing and shelter and I am getting a break. At first he seemed a little relieved to have me back off. That worried me. Now he is ticked he is not getting so much attention. We'll see how this goes.


Renee said...

Glad he has moved to missing the attention. And I have gone on strike too. It made the point.

Denise said...

I think I may have to give it a try too ~ I sure could use the break!!

Tami Boesiger said...

I'm curious to see how this works for you.