How to Cope with Lack of Motivation in Teens
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 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 is over. Bummer, I know, because as a parent it feels like nails on the chalkboard all day, every day. Sometimes it will last just a couple of weeks, while the 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, How to Cope with Lack of Motivation in Teens. Together we will commiserate, brainstorm, assess, and most importantly – look for solutions!