It can happen overnight. One day your child is pleasant, cooperative, and enthusiastic about learning. The next day, well, not so much. It happens to boys and girls, but not to everyone. It’s common, but that doesn’t make it easier for parents to deal with. What do you do with a child who will only do the bare minimum, and really isn’t interested in learning?
Some teenagers will remain pleasant and generally cooperative, but will do everything in a uniquely slow-as-molasses way, with a seemingly complete lack of motivation. That’s when parents look heavenward, asking the age-old question, “Now what?”Sometimes this may be “just a phase” – as if the kids are checking just to see who is REALLY the boss, and what REALLY matters to Mom and Dad. If that is the case, then the solution is to wait until the phase it over. Bummer, I know, because as a parent it feels like having nails on the chalkboard all day, every day. Sometimes it will last just a couple of weeks, while child (or parent) figures out what adjustments have to be made. Other times the lack of motivation lasts for months – or even a year – until the child finds something that really sparks an interest.Read the entire article about Lack of Motivation in Teens. Together we will commiserate, brainstorm, assess, and most importantly – look for solutions!
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