By Ann Tatko-Peterson
Tuesday, December 18th, 2007 at 8:10 am in Parenting Issues.
Most of us will admit to using it, at least once, at this time of the year: “If you’re not good, Santa won’t come.” It’s the ultimate weapon to wield against our kids. It’s the best way to insure chores are completed on time. But now, thanks to a dad in Canada, we have a new source for the power of persuasion.
Check out Tony Hicks’ column about a father in Montreal who bought his teenage son the popular video game “Guitar Hero III.” When the dad caught his son smoking pot, he listed the game on eBay, denying his son the ultimate gift and pocketing a winning bid of $9,000-plus. Wow, talk about a costly lesson during the holidays (costly for the son, that is). We’re pretty sure this father’s not alone. If you have a great “lesson” story, share it with us in the comments section.