Parenting a teenager can be a totally different experience than parenting a young child, and this can be challenging as well as stressful. There are lots of new things you’ll have to deal with once your kids reach their teenage years, and learning to navigate this isn’t always easy.
One issue that many parents of teenagers have to deal with is low levels of productivity both in their personal lives at home as well as at school. This is a very common problem, but luckily there is a lot you can do to deal with it and help your child.
Here are 3 tips to help you increase your teenager’s productivity.
Hire A Tutor
If productivity at school is your teen’s biggest problem, hiring a tutor in the subject(s) they are struggling with may really be able to help you solve this. Try researching tutors in your area online or asking your child’s school if they have any recommendations. They may even offer an after school tutoring program. You can also talk to other local parents to see if they have any tutors they like, or you may be able to set up peer tutoring if there are other students who excel in the subjects your child does not.
Being productive at home on housework, chores, and homework is important but something that a lot of teens struggle with. Just like anything else you expect them to do, if your teens don’t do what you ask of them there should be repercussions of some sort. For example, if you ask them to accomplish a certain level of productivity and they fail to do so, you shouldn’t allow them to go out with their friends that night. Don’t implement strict punishments but instead consequences for not following through with the productivity goals that they agree to.
Lead By Example
Leading by example and being a very productive person yourself is an excellent way to set an example for your teenage children. If they perceive you as lazy, they will feel like it’s OK for them to be lazy too. You cannot expect your teens to be productive all the time if you don’t lead by example, so show your kids exactly how you would like them to behave by setting a good example for them.
Getting your teenagers to increase their levels of productivity might be hard, but it will be worth it to have your children grow up to be well rounded and productive members of society. Learning how to be productive at home and at school while they’re still young will ensure that they’ll be productive in business and other areas of life later on. Try the above tips to see if they can help you and your teen.