HOW DO YOU STOP A 6 YEAR OLD FROM BACK TALKING TO ADULTS?

Like I said, how do you stop kids nowadays from back talking? My son loves to back talk to his grandparents (mine) and especially to me. He doesn't back talk (at least I don't hear it) to my husband. When I hear my son back talk to my parents, I tell him that if I hear him one more time, we're not going anywhere but home. Or I give him a time out.

A few weeks ago, and he remembers me telling him this, I had asked me for a Nintendo DS. I told him that he can use mine, but he said he wants one of his own. I said he has to improve on his attitude (which includes no back talking, no sassy talk, no stomping around the house cause he didn't like what punishment he got etc.) by the time his birthday comes around (its in September) or by the time Christmas comes around, absolutely no Nintendo DS for him. He just reminded me of it this morning.

Do you think it's cruel? Or am I being a bad mom?