Question by  eyeofra93 (16)

How do you go about parenting a lazy teen?

My teen is so lazy and it is driving me crazy.


Answer by  jen37 (1135)

I would suggest giving the teen more responsibility rather than letting it slide. If they do not comply, I would start revoking privileges. A selfless activity may perk them up as well, such as serving food at a homeless shelter.


Answer by  luyuma (253)

The lazy teen may have everything he/she wants without having to work for it. Cut out the allowance and make the teen work for his/her clothes, and spending money.


Answer by  Kurt (4579)

It will be difficult to change the behavour, but you need to change his work ethic. Priveleges have to be earned. No access to television until chores are done, etc.


Answer by  fesdre (655)

What you need to do is just keep after them on a constant basis. I know it is annoying, but remember you do it because you love them.


Answer by  Teaberry (846)

Give the teen incentives to do things. Also be sure to praise them for the work they have done. You may also want to spend time with your teen to figure out if there is an underlying medical condition like depression. Also, low in vitamins and minerals may cause what appears to be lazy. Check with your doctor.

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