Two Florida Parents Go on Strike
By MIKE SCHNEIDER
ENTERPRISE, Fla. (AP) - 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.
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i think the parents did the RIGHT thing to do this -- set up tent in front of the house and etc just to get thru to the kids -- i wonder how long would the kids stand it before they give up and make agreements with their parents