Her son behaves badly at home and her letter to him is read by thousands of people
Adolescence arrives, and children start to feel "grown" and to compete with their parents. This dynamic is rather widespread and often experienced as one of the most difficult phases of parenting.
Moreover, the teenager feels misunderstood and their parents also no longer recognize in their teenager their once adorable child, and thus it is easy for arguments and disrespectful behavior to become the order of the day!
How to solve this situation? Of course, the answer is personal and individual but the idea that this mother, named Heidi Johnson, had when confronted with her son's bad behavior, is one that has impressed and amused many people online!
Heidi Johnson's teenage son started to become disrespectful and arrogant after he began to earn some money from his YouTube channel ...
"Since I now have my own money, you no longer have the right to tell me what to do and what not to do." This was essentially the decision made by Heidi Johnson's son; sad that these words came from a thirteen-year-old ...
Therefore, Heidi decided to write a letter to her son explaining the new rules of the house:
Since it seems that you have forgotten you are still only 13 years old, and that I AM the parent, and that you won't be controlled, I guess you will need a lesson in independence. Also, as you threw in my face that you are making money now, it will be easier to buy back all the items I bought for you in the past.
If you would like your lamp/lightbulbs or access to the Internet, you will need to pay your share of costs.
Also, you will need to empty the trash on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, as well as sweep and vacuum on those days. You will need to keep your bathroom clean weekly, prepare your own meals, and clean up after yourself. If you fail to do so, I will charge you a $30 maid fee for every day I have to do it.
If you decide you would rather be my child again, instead of a roommate, we can renegotiate terms.
A week after publishing this post, Heidi updated the situation to the thousands of people who had also shared it: "The new routine is still being settled, he seems to have started to understand all the work that is behind our family life and asked me to make lists in which I indicate the tasks of the day. Access to digital devices is rigidly controlled ... Let's see how it works out!"
Do you find that these measures work? Let us know!