Age of accountability?
Originally Posted by Honor
Funny. My dad told me the same thing, and carrying on the tradition, I tell my boys the same. Actually, it's usually something like,
"Oren, do what the happiest day of my life was?"
"When you married mom?"
"No. That's second or third place. It was the day you turned 12. You know why? Because your mom said I had to wait until you were twelve to make you mow the lawn. Thank you for turning twelve."
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My parents are dealing with this right now with my younger, 26 yr old brother. The problem they have, though, is that they never maintained "rules under my roof" for him after he returned home after dropping out of school.
Originally Posted by re4med
I agree with the other repliers that say to make sure you maintain household rules, with punishment... even flexing the option of sending them on their way if needs be.
I wish my parents would use this option, and I know they regret they haven't yet.
Ray Nearhood -
Deacon, Olympia Bible Presbyterian Church
Husband of Evelyn, Father of Oren, Elijah, Emily, and Cornelius
"I find looseness with words to be no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels." - John Calvin