Until now, I never...
Didn’t Help Miles With his Homework At All

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So once again Miles struggled to get his homework done tonight.  Todd wasn’t coming home until late, and I was scrambling to get dinner on the table, so tonight instead of paying him (I can’t afford $4.25 a night!), I threatened him instead.  Well I didn’t really threaten him, I just gave him some serious consequences.  I told him that if he didn’t get his homework done before dinner got on the table, I wouldn’t schedule a play-date with Lucas after school tomorrow.  And it worked.  Miraculously, it worked.  I didn’t sit down with him for even a second.  I just repeated the consequence to him multiple times.  And we he said he was done and I checked his work, it looked perfect.  Why can’t this happen every night?????