It’s a good thing that we are not planning any laborious tasks for Independence Day because I believe my kids are allergic to work (sarcasm). Although teens want to be independent, they may not realize everything that goes along with independence.
If my teens had to write a preamble it would probably read something like this- “We the children of Angela Verges, in order to form a more perfect union, create today, a set of rules related to the completion of chores.
Below are 5 signs a teen may not yet be independent –
1. Every time your teens leave home he asks you for gas money.
2. He sleeps late, but when he awakes wants to know what you’re cooking for breakfast.
3. When it’s time to mow the lawn, two teens dispute with each other, one saying, “it’s not my turn. I did it last time.”
4. Your teen has mastered washing his own clothes, but he seems to struggle with folding and putting them away. The clothes lay dormant for days, only to become wrinkled and in need of ironing.
5. It’s rare that your teen takes the trash to the cub the night before pick-up. Instead, he rushes from the house the next morning when he hears the sanitation truck coming down the street.
Has your child ever declared that she wanted to be independent (maybe not in those exact words)?
Wishing you a terrific July 4th Holiday!