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- January 4, 2007 at 6:17 am #250893Guest
I agree !! I do the same thing! If they don’t like what I make for
dinner (and that includes the kids friends when they stay over!),they get a sandwich. It had cut out alot of arguing in the evening
times! They also get what I provide them for snack, I usually give
two snack options in which they have to choose 1. As far as wants,they don’t get them. I have made exceptions for some things
providing that they earn at least half of the money for the item.
This way they learn the value of a dollar and hard work. This hasworked well for video games, and even then they only get if I find
it used, LOL.
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “DVICTOR1”
> I was tired of everyone looking through the fridge and cabinets
telling me> what they wanted me to fix them for a meal. I finally put my foot
> told them from here on out, the only time they will be orderingtheir meal
> is when we go to a restaurant! I told them I will put their meal
on a plate> in front of them and that will be their meal. My oldest daughter
> spaghetti so I do have an exception for a peanut butter sandwichif they
> don’t like what is being fixed.
>> It was amazing how fast they all adapted to it. The whining
> nagging for something I would not give them.gone! I wish I hadthought of
> doing this sooner.
> For their “I wants” I tell them to save their money for it. I buytheir
> needs and they get wants for special treats, rewards for straight
A;s; and> for Birthdays and Christmas. Their grandparents bought them so
> we are out of room for it all. My five year old got a tent thatfits two or
> three people! It takes up her entire bedroom! Mom bought my 2
year old a> huge bus shaped tent and a large rocking horse. They take up most
> room and she doesn’t even play with the horse. I tried to get momto take
> it back, but she said just put it up if she doesn’t want it. I am
an only> child and I am not having any more children, I don’t understand
why she is
> saving it. My oldest daughter is only 10. The horse cost atleast $70! I
> try so hard to teach my children to appreciate things, but their
> grandparents’ breeze in and give into it. My oldest even told meif I told
> her no, she would just go to my mom. I have even had to stop
allowing my> oldest to spend the night with my mom because she would totally
blow me off
> and tell me “I am the grandparent; I can do whatever I want. Itis my
> house, my rules”
>> Don’t get me wrong, I love my mother to death, she is one of my
> friends. It is just so frustrating sometimes. It makes me wantto write a
> piece titled “Grandparents of the 21st Century”.
> Melissa in OK>
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