Create a study agreement that both you and your teen are happy with. Following on from the last post......I have some further ideas to increase your chances of success when you negotiate with your teen, about anything really, but in this case the amount of study they are doing. I talk again about the importance… Continue reading Your teen and you: No 2 – Creating a win-win study agreement.
The negotiation steps to gain your child's permission to read at home more often: These negotiation steps are written for a younger child but can also be used to negotiate anything with your teen, from driving your car, to completing all homework at high school, to studying more regularly for exams. 1. The soft sell:… Continue reading Negotiating homework: Part 3 – How to
How to be a shrewd negotiator with your teen. When agreement about homework is not easily reached, sit back and listen more closely. Deeply understand what your teen is saying and doing before you open your mouth to speak. When/if they become unhappy with the deal you are negotiating at any point... stop talking and… Continue reading Negotiating homework with your teen: Part 4 – How to still negotiate when it is hard
The power of respectful negotiation – it moves mountains… and teens. Negotiate homework with your teen - don't pressure and push them or bribe or reason. You probably already know this but I’ll say it anyway. Coercion won’t work with anyone in the long run. Your teen might do their homework, but they will be… Continue reading Helping your teen do homework: Negotiate with respect and firmness