My 16 year old daughter Brit could never seem to make it to the table for family dinner. After attending the third class of the Love and Logic Workshop for Teens I got a great idea and decided to experiment. There she was, as usual, in her room talking on her cell-phone with the boyfriend. I said, “Dinner is served for the next twenty minutes. Feel free to join us.” I had made one of Brit’s favorite meals, knowing that she would be disappointed if she didn’t get to eat it. And, as usual Brit, came to the dinner table about a half hour later. Dinner was cleaned up. The leftovers were put into a fridge that has a lock on it. I told her, “You are welcome to make a sandwich or join us for breakfast in the morning”. She flipped-out. But she was at the dinner on-time the very next night and hasn’t been late since!!
Submitted by J.B., Brit’s Mom and a Graduate of Becoming a Love and Logic Parent for Teens