Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Mean Mom Sell's Son's Car 

This mom in Iowa found an alcoholic beverage bottle under the front seat of her son's car, so she sold the car. What is probably worse for the kid, she placed the following ad in the Des Moines Register, which continued to run after the car was sold:
"OLDS 1999 Intrigue. Totally uncool parents who obviously don't love teenage son, selling his car. Only driven for three weeks before snoopy mom who needs to get a life found booze under front seat. $3,700/offer. Call meanest mom on the planet."

Yay, Jane! John Rosemond would be proud of you.

Rosemond advocates such consequences in his book, "Teen Proofing." From where I sit, it's a helluva lot better for the kid than waking up in the ICU, or not waking up at all.

I bought the book and have applied some of its principles to raising my 14 year old daughter. Makes life a bit easier, and she's a better (and maybe even happier) kid for it. If you have a teen or almost-teen, buy it, read it, live it.

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