All the years of hard line parenting pay off
Always keeping my word, good or bad.
Never making an empty threat.
Always stating repercussions that I can implement.
Immediately implementing repercussions as stated and for the exact reasons stated.
Didn't know it would be laying the groundwork for a situation like this pandemic. DS is following the house rules for this pandemic, asking about what he can do, adhering to a stricter environment than he had the last two years because he's scared to be homeless. Because the first time he balked at some parameter I told him that he is an adult and could choose to do what he wanted but if he went beyond the parameters set for this house that he would not be allowed back in the house. I would be fine making my own child homeless if he was reckless during this pandemic. I wasn't mean but I wasn't kidding. Thankfully, because of all those other times in his life his mom followed through, he knows it.