Parenting is a big challenge and in today’s high-tech society, it’s arguably never been more difficult. When this single mom found out her 13-year-old son’s disregard of her rules by lying about homework and how he was doing in school, she confronted him as any good mother would.
The young boy said his mom wasn’t the boss of him and even claimed he could pay his own way in the house after making a bit of money from small jobs with neighbors.
Not willing to put up with his harsh attitude any longer, mom wrote an interesting note, telling her son that if he wanted to act like an adult, he’d have to pay his way like one…
The tough love letter detailed the responsibilities her son now has as well as the new financial commitments. Posting it on Facebook was enough to get his attention as well as the attention of thousands of people – sending the letter viral.
His monthly bills would now include Rent: $430, Electricity: $116, Internet: $21, Food: $150.
In an update, mom wrote that her son initially took the note and stormed out when he saw it, but later came around. The young man has since apologized and is working on getting back items that were taken away by mom.
She insists she’s not disciplining him, but rather teaching him about the real world. “He wants the perks of growing up without the responsibility that comes with it.”
What do you think about the note?