A dad caught his 12-year-old son yelling at his hardworking mom about laundry. Feeling outraged, he decided to teach his son a valuable lesson. He took the boy to the laundry room, showing him how to sort clothes and operate the machines. He wanted his son to understand responsibility.
With spring break approaching, the dad sent his wife on vacation with friends and stayed home with the kids. He made the 12-year-old do housework, including laundry and cooking. The boy protested, but his dad asked if he thought housework was a full-time job. The dad reminded him that both parents had full-time jobs and still managed household chores.
The boy called his grandmother, complaining, but she supported her son’s actions. When asked if she would take the boy in, she refused, realizing her own parenting was stricter.
Seeking advice online, most supported the dad’s approach, emphasizing teaching responsibility and equality in household chores. Many suggested addressing the issue educationally rather than punitively.
The dad aimed to prevent entitlement and disrespectful behavior in his son, emphasizing equality in the family.