My 12 year old son, Alex, 2 years ago wanted a dog. He asked and asked and asked until my husband finally caved in and said yes (we have 2 cats). I didn't want another animal because we have the cats and felt it was enough. Finally, said I wanted something small like a Boston terrier, we got a lab and named him Snickers. Well, now being 12 Alex wants to watch YouTube and play PS3 instead of taking care of Snickers.
Today I hit my limit of asking/forcing him to take care of Snickers. I finally got frustrated of asking Alex to take him for a walk and told Alex if he wasn't going to take him for a walk I would and he would sit at the table while I was gone. I further took the computer and PS3 away for a week and told him if this continues, he would be writing sentences (for him a fate worse than death).
My husband doesn't believe that we should have to pay him to do what he is expected to do and tends to under mind anything I set up. I want some creative ideas to help "encourage" him to do what he is expected to do. I don't want this fight all summer and don't want to battle my husband over supporting me (he gets mad at me when I give him any sort of feedback.)
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