He lied about doing his homework and then when confronted about it gave her loads of attitude. This is what Heidi’s 13-year old son did last week. She was so upset about what happened that she wrote a letter to her son explaining his punishment. Little did she know that the letter would get on social media and then go viral!
Aaron (Heidi’s son) does make some money on his YouTube videos so she wanted to make sure that he doesn’t feel entitled! So she decided to treat him like a roommate instead of like a family member.
“The child is going to have a rude awakening today after the words he exchanged with me last night,” she captioned the letter on Facebook. “Not only will he find this on the door, but his mattress stripped, and the toys and clothes that I bought confiscated. He will have three options. Buy his own, rent his clothes at $3 a day, or renegotiate his terms of being a child. Mama’s done playing games and being a doormat.”
“The child is going to have a rude awakening today after the words he exchanged with me last night,” she wrote on Facebook. “Not only will he find this on the door, but his mattress stripped, and the toys and clothes that I bought confiscated.”
HEIDI CLAIMS THAT SHE WAS NOT TRYING TO PUBLICALLY SHAME HER SON BUT IT KINDA ENDED UP THAT WAY ANYHOW!
“When he could be respectful, and I was more calm, we would discuss it further,” Heidi says.
When Aaron came out of his room an hour later he gave his mother more electronics that he felt he needed to earn back.
It seems as though her method worked. “He apologized, and asked what could he do to make things better.”
Heidi also wrote up a contract for Aaron to sign and agree to.
It states: “I can have screen/electronic time until dinner is served” and “Cussing and having a bad attitude toward Mom and/or other supervising adults will not be tolerated.”
After getting many replies online about what people thought she addressed them:
“It is still a work in progress. This incident just happened last week. It has made a difference though. When I ask him to do something, he does it. Today, I was down for count sick. When he got home from school, we discussed his day, looked over homework and grades, and then he asked me to write out a list of what I needed him to do today. He did those tasks, and I allowed him a little bit of screen time.
“I keep all the electronics, and allow him to use it during the time I allocate it. If he doesn’t give it back when I say time is up, he won’t be able to have screen time again for a while. He can earn back some of his other items instead.”
“If you read the above link that has his expectations, there are a list of daily chores. He only has to pick two. That means, I do the others. We sit and talk daily. Most days we sit and have breakfast and dinner together at the table. We play board and card games. We read.
“I’m not a bully dictator trying to ‘control’ my child. I am a parent who has every RIGHT to have rules, expectations, and consequences for my child.”