~ - posted on 03/24/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
How do you teach a child to care enough about homework/hygiene/pets enough to remember to keep up with them?
I could tell my daughter that she is responsible if her pet dies from neglect, or that humans get stinky if they don't bathe often enough- but none of this seems to affect her. She seems like her head is in the clouds...it really doesn't seem like she is being purposely defiant. I'm not sure what to do. The school has never suggested the possibility of ADD so I don't know. I'm usually an effective parent with a lot of intuition. This however stumps me. Her lack of follow-through is effecting everyone in the house.