Bad Mom Advice: So Your Kid Has A Minecraft Addiction And You Love Your Pitbulls, Cool Story ‘Bro

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Dear Bad Mom Advice,

I have a son in the 6th grade.  His latest report card is full of A’s and B’s.  He’s known and liked by the neighborhood kids.  He keeps his room clean.  A real problem-child. Despite all this, my Honor-Roll-achieving son has, in fact, *not* been doing his homework. This has raised quite a few questions.  I recognize that he has his own distractions (e.g. Minecraft) and, up until now, felt great that he could independently balance his studies and his recreation.  But now I’m faced with the dilemma of wondering how much of those A’s and B’s are actually his.  For the time being, I’ve taken away the network connection to his computer.My question is:  How does a bad mom get this trainwreck back on track?


Wait, do you think your kid has forged his report card to reflect A’s and B’s? if so, that is pretty badass for a 6th grader! Good job kid!

I am not sure how much homework accounts for his total grade, so it’s hard for me to determine if his grades are indeed legit (2 legit 2 quit, yo) so you would have to ask his teachers about this. Listen, homework is boring and Minecraft is fun. I get that. Think about the stuff you like to do and how you would rather be doing it then going to work. Work sucks. Well, my work doesn’t suck because I get to write about Courtney Stodden all day but most work sucks. What is your homework schedule like? I’m a jerk mom so I make my kids do their work right when they get home. They sit at the kitchen table with me, I give them a delicious snack, and we do homework before anything else. Now, I know certain people will disagree with me (My own mother included) and a lot of people feel kids need some relaxing downtime after they get home from school and get back to work. For my kids, I know if I let them chill and play outside or watch TV or play video games that getting them to do homework will be next to impossible. So we get it over with, and they know when they are done and I have checked their work they can do whatever the hell they want until bedtime. And you can also hang these up all over his bedroom.

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Your kid sounds pretty awesome. I suggest maybe homework before video games and that way you can be positive he is getting it done, plus, there is some nice built-in bribery right there.

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