Motivating Teenagers

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 08:50 AM.

There is a lot of information on the internet and in books for parents who need help motivating their teenagers.  I decided to take a look at what one group had to say that might help me to follow through.  I didn’t pay for the advice – it was free.

These folks had some helpful hints to make sure that your follow through was “effective.”

The first “hint” was to make sure that you keep your comments short, simple and effective.  They gave an example of something like, “I noticed that you haven’t had the chance to walk the dog.  Would you please do that now?”

This is nice.

However, I don’t remember my Daddy ever asking me to do anything twice.  I’m sure he did have to ask me twice one time and I didn’t want to remember him having to do it then and never want to remember it again.

The second hint noted that you should respond to any objections from your teenager with, “What was our agreement?”


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