My child enjoys his air conditioning more than just about anything.
When I realized this last year, I started thinking that I could use it to our fortune to help with disciplining him! I appreciate this kid, but he gets into so much trouble at university that periodically I don’t even know what to do with him, then he doesn’t actually mind if I take away his iphone or his motorcar or laptop, because he’s kind of a loner anyway.
He enjoys staying home, & so I can’t actually ground him from going to friends’ houses or parties or things like that. The a single thing that I did know that he actually liked was the window unit air conditioning unit that we got him to put up in his upstairs dining room a few years ago; Before that, he was consistently complaining that the central air conditioning in the rest of the apartment just wasn’t doing the job upstairs in his corner dining room. I believe since heat rises & he’s up at the top of the house, the cooling system just wasn’t powerful enough to keep his room cooled off in the middle of the summer. Well, once I realized that the a single thing that he would miss the most was his air conditioning, that’s what I took away from him the very next time that he got into trouble at university. He came loft to find that his cooling system & the remote control for it were no longer in his room. Instead, they were locked in our dining room closet & he was grounded from his cooling system until he got his act together & started acting more responsible.