Laziness & Motivation

Lack of motivation in children is one of the most frustrating issues parents face. Whether it's poor grades, procrastination, not working, or not caring about the future, our experts can help you understand and manage this difficult situation.

Unmotivated Child? 6 Ways to Get Your Child Going

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Why is it so hard to motivate kids? As parents, we often have a funny, inaccurate belief that our children won’t care unless we twist their arms. But the simple truth is that your attempts to motivate your child are probably working against you. There’s something wrong with the picture if you care more about your... Read more »

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Motivating the Unmotivated Child

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Over the years, many parents have asked me why their kids aren't motivated and what they can do about it. How can you get your child to be more motivated? To do better in school? To even go to school? The important thing to remember is this: your child is motivated. They’re just motivated to... Read more »

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How to Motivate Teenagers

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Does your teen seem completely unmotivated? For parents of teens, the refrains of, "Whatever," and "I don't care," can become all too familiar. In this interview, teenage behavior expert Josh Shipp explains where your child's motivation really lies—and how you can tap into it. Q. What should parents do when their child seems to be unmotivated? I... Read more »

5 Ways to Help Kids Who Procrastinate

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Not now. Later. Tomorrow. That’s when many teenagers say they plan to complete their household chores or tackle their homework. To a certain extent, this is normal—many of us have a tendency to delay, to put off until tomorrow what we don’t want to do today. There is a difference, however, between the occasional delayer and... Read more »

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Are You Doing Too Much for Your Child?

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As parents, many of us do things for our kids that we were able and expected to do for ourselves when we were children. Our parents didn’t often feel the need to negotiate with our sports coach, solve our every problem, or entertain us in our free time. A big difference from... Read more »

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