A prerequisite for learning anything of value from this article is admitting that fact to yourself. Think back to your teen years. Part of being a teen was creating an entire life of your own, separate and distinct from your parents. It was an exciting and exhilarating time. You formed personal opinions on social issues, political issues, what kind of music you liked, what kind of people you liked, what kind of person you wanted to be, and the kind of people you wanted to hang out with.
Child Not Doing Homework? Read This Before You Try Anything Else
3 Ways to Motivate Teenagers to Do Their Homework - wikiHow
Last Updated: February 8, With experience in academic counseling and clinical supervision, Klare received her Master of Social Work from the Virginia Commonwealth University in This article has been viewed , times. It is pretty common for teenagers to hate doing homework. They would much rather hang out with their friends or play video games. This can be very frustrating to parents.
Son Lies and Says He Has No Homework or Teacher 'Lost' His Assignments!
When you were young did you lie about homework? I certainly did. There were so many other things that I wanted to do and see but all I was told to do was homework.
Teens may lie to their parents to protect their privacy and freedom, cover up mistakes and violations of rules, and to protect others. As a parent, your child's safety is likely to be your first concern. You want to know the truth so you can address problems of unsafe behavior, whether it is substance use, sex, risky activities, or even petty crime. How can you know when your teen is lying? The bad news is that research published in shows that most of us have a fifty-fifty chance at best of detecting when somebody is lying unprepared, and it is even worse when a child has had time to prepare their lie.