I thought the other day when we were all talking about how we were dealing with our teenagers that possibly we needed to break off a thread.
Whether it is dealing with toddlers or teens, children can be wonderful as well as frustrating.
Parenting tips or just a place to vent.
I will start:
Let's talk about teens. AARRGGHHH!
I understand how to deal with them when they are screaming and angry but I have no clue what do with apathy.
15 yr old got an invitation to go to the theatre out of town. Ticket cost $75.00
She managed to manipulate money from mom for the ticket.
She knew about this for months...
Two weeks ago she came and asked for $100 for shopping and food. The discussion began about how was she going to earn the money. She just did not know what to do. We gave her a few suggestions.
Two days before, I explained to her that I did not have any jobs that I wished to pay her for to earn the money.
Yet she still does not put out ANY effort to even give me the impression that she even wants to go. She does not put out any extra effort to do anything.
Last night, her father and I once again try to light a fire under her to get her to do something.
Finally I vetoed the request and went on about the work that needed to be done.
Her father finally decided to go get the money for her to go. When I asked him what logical reason he had for doing that. All he could say was that she was going to lose the ticket money if he didn't let her go.
So I am mad.
She has managed to get $175.00 to go play and did not have to do anything to earn it. It was just handed to her. My husband says it is a loan that she has to pay back. So now starts the nagging and belly aching at her to go do something to earn it. He did not understand the concept of earning the money before she gets to go.