I love my kids and I do a lot for them. They go through phases where they think they rule the world and they get an entitled, superior attitude and that is not going to fly. You guys are no better than anyone else, you do not deserve special treatment.
There are things that I need to do and there are things I don’t. They have trouble seeing the difference sometimes.
Things I Need to Do VS. What I Don’t
Don’t-I don’t have to make your special requests
Need-Make sure your clothes are clean
Don’t-I don’t have to put your clothes away for you or pick out your outfit everyday, especially if you’re going to complain about my choice.
Need-To make sure you are dressed
Don’t-I don’t have to brush your hair everyday, you are fully capable of doing it, just keep track of all your brushes.
Need-To clothe you
Don’t-I don’t need to keep track of where you left your sneakers, jackets or the socks I just handed you.
Need-To make sure you do your homework.
Don’t- I don’t need for you to enjoy it.
Need-To provide you with the technology needed in order to complete your assignments.
Don’t-I don’t need to allow you full reign or use of said technology.
Need-To make sure you are clean
Don’t-I don’t need to let you take a 30-40 minute shower or get you fancy soap or body wash to use.