Many of us experience the frustration of a messy house with teenagers just sitting around doing nothing. Here are some tips for motivating your teen to help you clean.
Remember those times your teens did everything they were supposed to, when they were supposed to, without being told they were supposed to? Of course you don't, because that never happened.
It's possible to get your teenager to help keep the house clean it just takes patience.
Teenagers were some of the most hardworking members of society. Long before shopping malls, computer games, and high schools, teenagers were expected to work with the adults and work hard.
They forget! Why do they forget? Because they are busy being teenagers, and chores are not priorities for them. Their priorities are friends, cars, zits, clothes, music, texting, trying to figure out what to do about grades.
Even though he may roll his eyes at the mention of chores, your teen gains benefits for life. When he completes a chore, he experiences a feeling of accomplishment, which is an integral part of his development.