How I can help my teenage son learn responsibility?

Donna - posted on 06/08/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son is 15 and is forgetful. Forgets to brush teeth, forgets to wash his hands regularly, forgets to do chores, etc. I'm worried that he is a bit slow on responsibility and self care. A teacher once even went so far to tell me that he was absent minded. I don't want his self esteem affected but I'm running out of ways to encourage him to remember and be more independent with these small everyday tasks.


Louise - posted on 06/08/2012




This is completly normal dont worry about it. My son at the same age would forget everything. Packed lunch, PE kit, door key. Hopeless. Its just a phase that they go through. Just stick post it notes on doors asking him if he has got his keys and such. It really is irratating for you but for your son he is oblivious!

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