Is it not an option to just buy multiple sets of the clothes he likes. I think
it would be cool to support the boy's interests and likes rather than
trying to change him. And it is rarely a good idea to use a sticker chart or
behavior modification program. This situation is certainly not severe enough to
Tigger, did you actually read this article? It hardly says that she is trying
to solve a problem by simply buying multiple sets of clothing. In fact,
wasn't that the whole point of the article? She's trying to instill
responsibility in her kids - teaching them that there are things in life that
they need to be responsible for and natural consequences that come with their
actions. Are you suggesting we should just let our kids be who they are an not
try to guide them and influence them and reward them for being better? Starting
with small things like this makes it so that her kids can build a good
foundation before they move on to bigger things, bigger tasks, and the
possibility of bigger mistakes. Isn't it great that they will already have
a good foundation and the self confidence from accomplishing things that are
small before they have to move on to bigger things & more difficult things.
If you're not doing the same with your parenting now, good luck with not
"trying to change" your wayward teenager that never learned this stuff
in the first place....
....And where does it say she doesn't support her child's interest?!?
Did we read the same article about the same people?