Why is it that my 11 (almost 12) year old son acts worse than my 4 year old son? I am trying to get him ready for his 1st boy scout camp and all I hear is complaining, whining and rudeness!? Oh it just gives me a headache. I am at my wits end with this behavior. Something has got to give. It has been going on for far too long now. We came straight back from a trip to the store without buying one darn thing on our long list because of his behavior. Right now as a punishment he will be spending time in his room. I have a few things that we are going to start doing this summer to rememdy this, but I am open for suggestions too!
One of the things that I told him will happen, is that I will not sign him up for anything else. If he wants to participate then he will have to be the one to take the responsiblity. I refuse to hear complaints about how he doesn't want to do it again. It is time that he takes that responsibility and has no one to blame but him. I love him dearly, but I know that I can not tolerate this any longer. I want my child to be kind and helpful, not whiny and rude!!!