Parenting the Pampered Prince

January 13, 2012 at 3:33 pm 1 comment

How do you feel about deadlines? As a rule, I don’t like deadlines but you must admit, they keep you on track and focused. Our pampered prince has a deadline to re-enroll in school or find a full-time job or else he has to move out. Big risk! Huge consequences! It was necessary because I continue meet you (other mothers) who are sharing horror stories about their sons who live at home expecting to be supported by their parents. Needless to say, these are men who are in their 30s, 40s and 50s.

I was proud that we gave him a deadline, however a part of me wants to continue to mother him, cajol, help, (fill-in-the-blank here) and yet how do I expect him to successfully complete this task if I constantly run after him?

What would you do???

Entry filed under: consequences, dependent men, get a job, Parenting, school, son, twentysomething. Tags: , , , , .

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  • 1. Ariesgirl Williams  |  February 6, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    BTW, the pampered prince is enrolled as a full-time student. In the long run he will thank me. Okay I won’t hold my breath!

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