My child prefers his air conditioner more than just about anything.
When I realized this last year, I started thinking that I could use it to our advantage to help with disciplining him! I like this kid, although he gets into so much trouble at college that sometimes I don’t even know what to do with him, then he doesn’t actually mind if I take away his iPhone or his vehicle or laptop, because he’s kind of a loner anyway.
He prefers staying home, and so I can’t actually ground him from going to friends’ houses or parties or things like that. The one thing that I did know that he actually liked was the window component air conditioner component that we got him to put up in his upstairs study room a few years ago. Before that, he was regularly complaining that the central air conditioner in the rest of the modern home just wasn’t doing the task upstairs in his corner study room. I know since heat rises and he’s up at the top of the house, the just wasn’t powerful enough to keep his room cooled off in the middle of the summer. Well, once I realized that the one thing that he would miss the most was his air conditioner, that’s what I took away from him the actually next time that he got into trouble at college. He came lake modern home to find that his and the remote control for it were no longer in his room. Instead, they were locked in our study room closet and he was grounded from his until he got his act together and started acting more responsible.