I am 100% female and yes, I'm quite used to the blunt replies, especially from the monkeys. btw, I have a cage and cattle prod all ready....
and my son has ADHD, which is why he has trouble keeping track of time. I didn't want to mentioned that because I don't want it to be an excuse or a crutch for him. Believe me, I tried the discipline method until we both stressing ourselves. I was punishing him all the time. Therapist was like, well a symptom of ADHD is not being able to keep track of time. D'oh! So, instead of this
me: you can go outside, be in by 9p
me at 930 peeking out the window
me at 10 pacing
me at 11p calling his friends
son at 12 midnight waltzing in (ok exaggerating, but you get the point)
me: be in by 9p
me setting his phone alarm to go off 8.45
son coming in at close to 9
me calling son: hey it's time to come in
son: ok mom (he's in a few mins)
Same issue with anything dealing with time, like playing video games or Internet or "be ready in 15 mins, because I have to go somewhere".
Said son is 13 so no job yet but when he does work, he will pay for own bill
Now daughter is different story. she is now 17, works, and has been paying for her own cellphone(s) and bill since 14. I firmly believe in kids paying for stuff that they WANT with their own $$. Just that in my son's case, it's more of a necessity - for my family anyway.