- June 22, 2008 at 2:54 pm #258584
Tough Love. It is the only way to teach someone lazy to get off their
butt and accept responsibility. If removing them from your household is
what it takes, then so be it. I am of the opinion that someone who is
capable of doing most anything, should not be coddled. They should be
pulling their own weight. To bring a child up under these circumstances
is not setting a good example for the child. Whomever this person is
needs to get off their hiny, get a job, contribute to all financial
responsibilities of the household, as well as their fair share of
household chores (laundry, home improvements, yard work, cooking,
cleaning, etc.). Household chores are not just for adults, so assign the
child some chores as well. If they cannot accept the new home rules,
time for them to find a new home. Tough love. And if the family as a
whole doesn’t like the idea, perhaps that family would like them to move
in with THEM??? I’m assuming that the family as a “whole” doesn’t live
under the same roof. Maybe those who are offering their negative
opinion on relocating the freeloaders should offer the freeloaders a
place to live instead.
There is no easy solution – it will be difficult, but something has to
be done for your own sanity and household survival as well as the
education of the one who is unwilling to help themselves, or anyone else.
Just my humble opinion
> Hello, I have a problem as stated in my subject line, I want to live
> by a budget and save money but, there is a person’s in my household, a
> family member that doesn’t believe in putting money aside for a
> raining day.
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