How do you get your teenager motivated to help around the house?
I have tried everything, I think. I have two teenagers who only think they have to help if they get something out of it, i.e., money or a friend can sleep over - and even then it is a slipshod job, at best! I think I need a 'Supernanny' for teens to help motivate them. GRRRR!
Asked By: Jill Tregre - 6/24/2010
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Interesting that you mentioned Supernanny, because she has some great resources on her website, offering up advice specifically for this sort of thing! Check them out! (Obviously, adjust some for your older teens... More
Answered By: Felicia - 6/24/2010
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Im 15 and i do almost everything around my house. I'm self motivated. i do things b/c i want to live in a clean house and i want to make my parents happy and proud.
Answered By: Ay - 6/24/2010
take a whip and hit her everytime she do somethin rong
Answered By: J R - 6/24/2010
dont give them anything for helping. tell them they dont have to help but theyre only going to get the extras if they constantly help. only say this once and dont bug them about it any more. should work
Answered By: oddball - 6/24/2010
my parents usually threaten to take my phone off me, most teenagers can't live without their phone, laptop/desktop computer, mp3 player, ipod, games console, or tv's. So just tell them if they don't help they're losing some of the privelages... More
Answered By: Dean Jones - 6/24/2010
you should give them something to do it.you can give them tickets for a movie,money,sweets,free to do whatever they want with their mobile and laptop,etc... More
Answered By: 'til july..♫ - 6/24/2010
Motivating my teens was like having to hang a carrot on a a stick in front of a horse to get him moving... More
Answered By: untrue - 6/24/2010
You have to establish tasks that they are responsible for on a daily/weekly basis (whether they benefit or not). Make them clear the table/load dishwasher, vacuum, take out garbage whether there is a reward or not. When they complain and whine remind them that you do many things that just benefit them - drive them to... More
Answered By: engage - 6/24/2010
no television, video games, getting to hang out with friends, getting to go to school activities... More
Answered By: reynolds - 6/24/2010
I found that making work at home fun was essential. She and I both enjoy music so I would put on a CD and we would work on home projects for just as long as the CD played then we were done, even if there were things still remaining to be done. I would wait until the following week and start all over with the CD and... More
Answered By: Brandon Negrisor - 6/24/2010
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