How do you get a lazy teenager to become more active?

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  1. cindyvine profile image81
    cindyvineposted 11 years ago

    How do you get a lazy teenager to become more active?

  2. LowellWriter profile image83
    LowellWriterposted 11 years ago

    All they do is sit on the couch and watch television. They spend so many hours using the computer that their butt has left a permanent impression on the chair. You believe that there must be something medically wrong with your child because they are... read more

  3. soni2006 profile image78
    soni2006posted 11 years ago

    Telling my teenage son that I received a call from his girlfriend on his cell and she is asking to go to watch a movie and today is Sunday and you have to complete all the cleaning work at home and I will let you go watch a movie with her if you will do that plus I will give you some money to spend on her.

    It is my belief that if I will have a son one day, I will make him active like this. I do not like lazy people and I do not want my teens to become procrastinators.

  4. profile image48
    Parrish L-Lposted 11 years ago

    A Girlfriend or a friend who will be there or say dude lets chill and such. At least that worked for me

  5. EleanorMaynard profile image60
    EleanorMaynardposted 10 years ago

    Don't be a chauffeur, cook and maid for your teen! Teens can do a lot of things for themselves, and sometimes the only way they'll discover the satisfaction of being self-sufficient is when the maid, cook, and chauffeur are on strike. Maybe all the "servants" shouldn't "go on strike" at the same time though... and a few "how-to" lessons might be needed. Keep the lines of communication open. Have a sense of humour, and know that your kids are smart people and can learn new skills when they are motivated. Good luck!

  6. Anne Pettit profile image66
    Anne Pettitposted 9 years ago

    Request help and teach your teen how to do it well enough so it really helps.


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