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August 19th, 2012, 01:56 PM
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I have earned the title of Mean Mom again from Sean this time. We had problems last year with Sean not wanting to do his homework. This 9 weeks I have a policy with him that he must show me EVERY assignment, even those he completes at school. I can access his assignments off of the school's website. He has to show me his homework before he can do anything. He told me I am treating him like I do Dani and Robert. He is furious.

He took it as far as to complaining to my dad, who for once, did not jump down my throat immediately but asked me why I was being so hard on Sean about homework. When I told my dad why his response was "Oh, ok" and he was on my side.

If at the end of the first grading period he has shown responsibility with his homework, I will relax a little bit and just monitor his homework on-line with his grades, but as for now, I am a Mean Mom!
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August 19th, 2012, 02:36 PM
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Psh, Don't sweat it! My step dad was so much harder on me about school and my responsibilities than my mom ever was and after about a year of college I came home and thanked him because he always pushed me.

You know you are doing the right thing!
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August 19th, 2012, 02:57 PM
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Eh, don't worry about it. I have been that mom so much in the last 23+ years, that it doesn't even phase me any longer.
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August 19th, 2012, 03:38 PM
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Should have done his homework last year. *shrug*
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August 19th, 2012, 04:16 PM
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The other ladies have it right. Closer monitoring is a consequence when you show that you aren't responsible enough to get things done without it.
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August 19th, 2012, 04:26 PM
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YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!! I think I will do the same with our girls!!!! Keep up the great work!
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August 19th, 2012, 04:41 PM
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Oh, I am not worried about being called "Mean Mom". I tell my kids I get paid to be mean. It just means I am doing my job. He will think twice before not doing homework!
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August 19th, 2012, 05:14 PM
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lol. Love the attitude you've got about being "mean mom" I hear it a lot and I looooove it. LOL.

I hope he learns and you can be more lenient next semester!
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August 19th, 2012, 08:22 PM
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When my kids tell me I'm being mean, I remind them that I was never meant to be nice. My nice side is a bonus, us moms are supposed to be mean when they don't do the right thing.
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September 1st, 2012, 06:03 PM
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I am just as mean as you! And if my kids have missing assignments or don't study for tests/quizzes they lose free time during the week! I make them study extra, complete the missing work even if they get no credit, and read a lot! They soon realize that skipping homework or studying is not worth it!
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