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Well, it’s happening.
My oldest son is transitioning from a “little boy” into a “tween”. You know; the beginning of the pain in the ass stage.
He still acts like a baby sometimes but wants to be treated like a teenager or grown-up. However, he can’t manage to remember his keys, yet believes he should have access to his phone at all times of the day.
Yep, that stage.
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He’s 12 and has more social media profiles than I do, knows all the latest games, apps, and current culture songs.
He’s also behind in his AR (Accelerated Reading).
For the past month (once I found out), his goal was to read a book each week and test on it by the end of the week. Meaning, that by now he should have four books read and four tests completed, right?
Well, that’s what I thought until I received an email from his teacher informing me that he has only completed two tests thus far and that he didn’t even do a successful job.
Talk about a stomach disrupt!
Thankfully, he has an awesome mom like me because starting today, the kid has a new and tighter after-school schedule, along with his free time (and relax time) being replaced.
He can say bye-bye 2018 and hello 1990 because he will no longer have that game system or cell phone which cuts out all the outside influence and distraction.
Sooooo long current culture! Helloooo, old-school!
So, what he can do is speak to his friends at school when time permits because there will be no room for it after-school – at any point.
He can also abide by this tight ass after school routine with every minute of the day accounted for. He can also replace that free time (and relax time) with any combination of the activities/tasks given.
Aren’t I awesome? I even gave him choices; choices of things he doesn’t want to do.
But, ultimately, they are things he should be doing anyway and that will only make him a better, healthy, cleaner version of himself.
But, since he can’t find the time to do it because of all of the electronics, I’ll help him out and guide him. I mean, that’s what I am there for, right?
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Have a great weekend!
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