As noted in my intro post, I am a mom of three daughters, the youngest of whom is 15.
My problem is that my daughter, Scarlett, is lazy. So lazy. I will give her a job to do (while I'm at work), and she'll do it, but first she complains, then she'll do it, but if I have her dust, for example, she take the swiffer thing, whip it around the tv, mantle, tables, etc. and be done in seconds.
I know I should've started her MUCH earlier with this sort of thing. Am I too late?
Also, I carry a lot of guilt because we live in a very rural area and there is nothing for this kid to do outside. No neighbors, we don't live on a farm, so it's not like there's a barn or farm animals to care for... In other words, she's not near friends.
She's an introverted girl, but she is not depressed. Winter has been pretty tough, though, and being stuck in the house (when not in school), leaves her little to do.
This really has me down. I am afraid it's too late.