I just saw your post and happy to say, I haven't been in your shoes......yet.....
My boys are 14, 9 and 5 and pretty appreciative. My oldest has friends tag along with us fairly regularly (one at a time) so I often find myself paying for an extra kid. They also hang out at our house often.
So far, there is only one child whom I took home VERY early. I was flabbergasted at his lack of manners ---- and telling me no when I asked him to do something ----- no one gets away with that in my house. And to make it worse, his parents are the vice principal and head coach at the highschool. They are educaters and they haven't educated their own child in respect and manners?! I was ready to tell them about his behavior at my house until I found out they work at my son's school. I don't want to anger them and then make him attend school for 4 more years with them. They could make his highschool years miserable.
After I dropped the kid off (EARLY), I talked to my son. Told him I raised him way better than that and would be horrified if he ever behaved at a friends house the way that kid behaved at mine. I also told him his friend was not welcome back until he was ready to display manners. That was months ago......we haven't seen him since.
Has anything improved in the last month since you posted this?
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