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son not listening
March 5, 2004
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help me with my teen age boy who does not like to study and help with household chores

March 5, 2004
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My boy is 15 and he never helps anymore with household chores and he has given up totally on school so you are not alone their. I do know however that outside influences have a lot to do with this and it's not all my fault. For example, we live with my mother and my bother and his girlfriend have recently moved in with us and my son won't do chores because my mom is a careless slob and my brother and his girlfriend are lazy and won't help with chores either so he feels why should he. As far as school is concerned kids will look for the path of least resistence by nature. I was pushing him to go but my mom told him he didn't have to. What I suggest is that you no matter what try to be a positive reinforcement for anything that is uplifting in the life of your teenager. That is all I can do with my son because times are hard right now and I don't have a lot to offer him. Additionally, I try to show him I can relate to him by letting him know I don't like our situation any more than he does and that I wish we had a better life and a home of our own and then reinforcing that someday we will. Then when he sees my determination and confidence he relaxes a little and atleast keeps his room clean. Good luck - it is difficult.

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