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Ask Willie D: My Grown Pothead Son Won't Move Out

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At this point your son's behavior might be irreversible. Children have to be given boundaries and taught the value of work and responsibility in their most formative years, which many experts say is birth to 15. By not teaching your son the habit of responsibility, by default you taught him the habit of irresponsibility.

If you really want your grown son out of your house, on his own and functioning as a responsible adult, give him a move-out date and stick to it; six to nine months should be plenty of time for him to find a job and get his own place.

If he fails to do so within that time period, you will have to inject some tough love and kick him out, or he might become your bingo partner in a few years.

Willie D

HOPING TO MEET HIS MOTHER

Willie D,

What kind of woman would a man take home to his mom?

Hoping,

As far as men with discriminating taste are concerned, there are two types of females. One is the fun girl who is Rick James super-freaky. She is unpredictable and exhilarating.

The other is the steady, sure type. She cares about what people think of her and goes to great lengths to protect her reputation; this is the one he feels will make a good wife and mother. She will be the one who gets the ring, his last name and the coveted visit to Mom's house.

But let's keep it real. The average man these days will take home anything the wind blows in to meet his mother. As long as he likes her, that's all that matters.

But that's the dude who has little respect for a mother's wisdom. He thinks fat meat ain't greasy. Don't be surprised if he ends up on the wrong end of a Lifetime Movie.

Willie D

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Willie D is a member of the legendary hip hop band, the Geto Boys, the host and executive producer of the Willie D Live podcast, and an advice columnist for the Houston Press since 2013.
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