I have majorly upset some of my children. I have given all my big children their own dirty clothes basket. They also have been able to pick what day they want to have unlimited use of the machines. Myself and my daughter have been reminding them to not leave their dirty washing in the bathroom or in the bathtub (commonly confused with a dirty laundry basket). Today after 3 reminders this week, I have fined them $1 per article of clothing. I had one very upset child say to me, “What gives you the right to steal my money?” (Yes, said child is still alive).
What I want to know is do you pick up after your kids? How do you make them pick up their own stuff? Is it ok to fine teenagers that refuse to follow the rules?
Posted anonymously, 3rd June 2014