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|02-02-2009, 01:34 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2005
I hate you
While living in the states with my daughter we have had a few hiccups. She has grown up in a Thailand with a maid and is not use to doing housework. Hence, one of the reasons for moving back for a few years to instill some responsibility.
Sunday is a clean the house day. Washing, drying and putting up clothes along with tidying up our rooms. The big stink involves cleaning the bathroom, my daughter says that it is disgusting. Today, to add to her chores I added my bathroom as she often uses it as well.
This 9-year old got all upset about the additional duty and said "I hate you".
Currently, I am now trying to calm down before resolving this issue. So what would you do?
|02-02-2009, 01:54 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: left of center
unacceptable behavior (the “I hate you” comment),…she does need responsibilities
I was raised in a strict home,…..there is nothing wrong with asking your children to do chores
However,.she was raised with a house keeper in the house here in Thailand so it is going to take some adjustments
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
|02-02-2009, 02:35 AM||#6 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Oct 2005
|02-02-2009, 03:03 AM||#10 (permalink)|
nid aur yw popeth melyn
Join Date: Mar 2006
reward/punishment method - don't do your chores you get things cut out, you do things then you get some pocket dosh.
Chores teaches responsibility - not going to have someone else do things for you always, so best to learn this now, not later.
|02-02-2009, 04:17 AM||#13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Chiangmai, Thailand
ignore the "I hate you" stick to your guns. Be fair.
Every parent goes through this. It is her prerogative to hate you, it is NOT her prerogative to defy you. Make damned she does her chores, whether she hates you or not.
|02-02-2009, 04:50 AM||#14 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2005
Ok, I have calmed down just a bit.
I just have to remind myself that I was an asshole when I was I kid. Probably still am at times.
Now here is where us adults can't figure out kids. My daughter is now cleaning out her entire room to include the closet. Might I say no problem with the Disney Channel not being on, she is listening to today's music and is doing what she has been asked.
Even organizing her closet or wardrobe as the Thais would say.
However, she did comment that she only had 5 pairs of jeans...
Thanks for all the imput. Really appreciate the feedback!
Last edited by hillbilly : 02-02-2009 at 04:55 AM.
|02-02-2009, 05:01 AM||#15 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Jan 2006
it is either
1. a means of blowing off steam (and thus to be ignored)
2. said to get a reaction (and thus to be ignored)
Besides, your daughter will love you forever, don't let words said in anger hurt that. do not make a deal out of it.
|02-02-2009, 05:17 AM||#17 (permalink)|
My kind of town
Join Date: May 2007
This type of the thing was the beginning of the end of my relationship with the kid. So be careful how you handle it. Be firm, fair, loving and don't back down. Hope for the best, but expect the worst. No matter how fair you are it won't be enough in her eyes. Good luck HB - been there done that!
|02-02-2009, 05:33 AM||#18 (permalink)|
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|02-02-2009, 05:43 AM||#20 (permalink)|
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She should learn to do work but making her clean your bathroom could be a bit disgusting especially if your hair is all over the place in it. Why not tell her if she doesn't want to clean it she should use the other one but she has to clean it. Growing up we never cleaned our parents bathroom. My sisters pretty much only did laundry or stuff in the kitchen. I guess they helped in keeping the main bathroom clean. You know girls though they mess up bathrooms with all their makeup etc. Thinking back it seems that my brother and I did a lot more work around the house inside and out than my sisters. Now my brother is a lazy ass. My sisters are the most successful.
Anyways, I still think that a 9 year old shouldn't have to clean her father's toilet. It's disgusting!!!
|02-02-2009, 06:04 AM||#21 (permalink)|
On a walkabout
Don't make a big issue out of it but stick to your guns and certainly do not bow to her outburst.
I would like a dollar for everytime one of my kids told me they hate me and at the end we could not be closer.
By giving her chores and responsibilities is ensuring that she ends up feeling a bigger part of your family. She will thank you one day and tell you she is going to teach her children the same principles.
Then your grand kids will tell you that they hate you!
Comes with being a good dad mate!
|02-02-2009, 06:45 AM||#24 (permalink)|
On a walkabout
My son (adopted) tends to piss all over the toilet seat including the floor and when he does a piss and doesn't clean up his mess.
My wife explained that he has a foreskin which hangs over his bell end which does not allow him to piss straight!
Well as I don't have a foreskin I can't imagine his problem so this morning I waltzed him into the toilet and made him clean up his mess. My wife told me she would clean it and I told her that if he doesn't learn now he will never learn.
She agreed, he got down begrudgingly and cleaned up his piss and I don't want to see his yellow beads all over the toilet seat again over wise I will ban him from the toilets and I will give him a 5 Gallon bucket to do his business in.
You gotta be cruel to be kind......My parents were!
|02-02-2009, 06:54 AM||#25 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Many kids in Thailand do have maids and drivers and go to nice schools - this is all very well providing they understand how fortunate they are.
"I'm an outsider by choice, but not truly. It's the unpleasantness of the system that keeps me out. I'd rather be in, in a good system. That's where my discontent comes from: being forced to choose to stay outside.
My advice: Just keep movin' straight ahead. Every now and then you find yourself in a different place."
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