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Parents go on strike, Move to front yard

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The dishes, garbage and dirty laundry would pile up for days when Cat and Harlan Barnard's teenage children refused to do their chores. So the Barnards went on strike, moving out of their house and into a domed tent set up in their front driveway. The parents refuse to cook, clean or drive for their children - Benjamin, 17, and Kit, 12 - until they shape up.

"We've tried reverse psychology, upside down psychology, spiral psychology and nothing has motivated them for any length of time," said Cat Barnard, 45, as she sat in a lawn chair at an umbrella-covered table.

Personally, I would've made the bratty kids move to the front yard, but then the parents would've been arrested for child abuse or something. Thanks Cheryl for the link.

Posted by Jake on 12/09/04 @ 10:24 AM
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