I am at my wits end with this boy! He is 13, and "forgets" to shower, brush his teeth, use deoderant. He forgets to put his stuff away and gets mad when his brother gets into it. He can't remember to shower, but he can remember how to put together a web page. He is getting disrespectful and defiant, rude and snotty. I know that it is a "teenager thing", but when I was 13, I could get myself cleaned up and ready for school with no problems.
He gets B's and C's in school, so he is fully capable of doing the work. Is it sheer lazyiness? Or is this a normal thing teen boys go through? Any tips or advice would be appreciated!
And if it is laziness, any ideas on how to snap him out of it?
Answer by jodi205 at 10:13 AM on Dec. 17, 2008Credits: 4145 Level 17
If he can remember to get on the computer.Do the things he likes to do. I say take the things he likes to do away from him. Sit him down and lay out some rules about good hygiene. Say, when he starts acting more maturely he can have his toys back.
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