I'm not your friend. I'm your Mother. I'm here to give you the BOUNDARIES that YOU NEED to become a functional responsible adult. You may hate me now but, I don't care. It's my JOB to raise a responsible adult. NOT NURTURE bad habits in my teenage child .
Sometimes it's good to listen. Really listen. To your kids. Take a moment to talk with your kids this week. Ask a few questions. You may be surprised at what you find out! I think this can apply even to adult children!
My consequence board we did for the kids last night. I have it hanging in the kitchen. And if they do something on the board, I ask them to go read the consequence, and that is their punishment. Time to straighten those two out.