Ugh! It’s just easier to do it yourself, right?
Having raised two sons, I know how frustrating and defeating it feels trying to get your teen to care or help with even the most basic task. Sometimes, it IS just easier (and faster) to do it yourself.
However, continuing to enable your teen by overcompensating sets them and their future relationships up to fail.
Whoa! That’s a little harsh!
Hear me out….
Everything you do for your teen now is showing them what’s normal and what to expect in future relationships whether that’s a roommate at college or a future partner. The more you do now, the more your teen expects those people to do the same.
This is what we’ve said to our boys since they were young. ⬇️
“I will not look your future roommate/partner in the eye, throw up my hands and say, ‘I did the best I could, good luck!'”
Now that our boys are older and living at college or on their own with friends, they know EXACTLY what I’m talking about, and who NOT to choose as a roommate, LOL!
But what’s the consequence?
That’s like using a megaphone for an everyday conversation, then getting angry when your teen says you’re too loud. You don’t need to enforce your request with more volume, you need better words to see action and feel heard.
More consequences LOWERS motivation AND the respect you’re trying to get more of.
“Just popping on to find out where I claim my prize for following Aly’s directions & winning a chore battle of wills with my teen.” – Kimberly A. Z.
Use better communication for more action!
Doing more of the same thing is only building the resentment and disrespect between you and your teen. I mean, if it worked you wouldn’t be doing the task they were supposed to do days ago.
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