This is one of those situations where all I can say is, you brought this on yourself.
Last night Gavin informed us that he earned a jeans day pass and so he wanted to wear jeans to school today. Sounds great….right?
The problem is that he forgot the pass at school and so we would have to trust that he was telling us the truth..
That’s not gonna happen.
I explained to him that because of all the lies he tells us, we simply don’t believe him and would need to actually see the pass for ourselves before allowing him to wear jeans to school.
He was not happy with that answer and to be completely honest, it felt good to dish that out to him.
This was a perfect situation to use as a teaching tool for him. We don’t trust him because he lies to us about everything. Because he does that, we can’t trust that he’s telling us the truth about the jeans day pass. So until we actually see it, as far as we’re concerned, it doesn’t exist.
This is a natural consequence of the choices he’s been making and hopefully, this will click with him and he’ll realize that…
The reality is that while he’s pissed off, he won’t learn anything. However, as a parent, I can find comfort in the fact that I’m still trying to teach him, despite the odds.
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