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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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L is for lazy

getting your teens to do what you want them to do

Here's the Problem

When my daughter was a teen it was Popsicle sticks. On the arm of the couch, under the couch, in between the cushions of the couch, on her desk. The invasion lasted for six years. I am happy to report that as a young adult she knows how to throw her trash away and takes pride in maintaining a lovely living space. In fact, when I'm staying with her, I'm put on notice to keep it neat!

For you, it may be returning clean laundry to your teen's room and still seeing it sitting there in the basket days later, now covered with dirty laundry. Maybe it's getting your teen ...

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