Laziness & Motivation

Lack of motivation in children is one of the most frustrating issues parents face. How to manage a lazy child or teen. Ways to motivate kids that really work.

Stop making excuses

Kids and Excuses: Why Children Justify Their Behavior

By Janet Lehman, MSW

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“All day long, all I hear from my kids are things like, ‘It wasn’t my fault! He started it!’ and ‘She called me a name so I hit her.’ All the finger-pointing and blaming makes me want to scream. Why can’t they ever take responsibility for themselves?” Why do kids make excuses? Here’s the truth: It’s... Read more »

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Parenting Teens: 5 Ineffective Things to Avoid Doing

By Megan Devine, LCPC

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At Empowering Parents, we talk a lot about “effective” versus “ineffective” parenting styles. In fact, James Lehman reminds us that it’s not about whether your parenting style is right or wrong, it’s about whether it’s effective. The good news is that if you aren’t getting the results you want – for example, a less mouthy... Read more »

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