Ok, the situation is this.
Both my sons (ages 10 and 12) have been lying. They have lost priveledges and been put on restriction and I have heard "you can trust me" at least one too many times.
They arent big lies but they are lies none the less. An example, My 10 year old says he ate dinner can he have a popsicle. Robin asks "what did you eat?" "Salmon, brocoli and rice" is the reply. She looks at his plate and just sees evidence of a little salmon and asks, "What about the brocoli and rice?" "I didn't want any." Little lies, but still lies and frequent ones too.
This morning I find out (from big sister, the rat) that they were jumping off the roof onto the trampoline! YIKES!
I ask them if it's true and they deny it. Then they fess up..."only once Dad". :angryfire
I tell them enough is enough!
They are slacking on their chores, lying to us and now they have lost it all!
I'm right now in the process of taking EVERYTHING away from them.
I have taken their beds apart. Taken the tv out of their room. All toys...GONE. They will have nothing in their room but pillows and thier sleeping bags and a weeks worth of clothes.
They can earn their stuff back.
I'll set up a system where it's possible for them to get it all back in a month if they toe the line.
But if even ONE of them tell even the littlest fib then they both lose it all again.
It should be interesting when they get home from school today.
ARRGH! Don't push Dad too far.