4. Excuses Have Their Uses

There are thousands of excuses and your teen is compiling list after list of excuses right now. What is more perplexing is how your teen grows to internalise the excuses that he or she makes. You may complain about the mess in your teen’s room, and your teen may reply with, β€œI like to have things on display

. I know where everything is if I can see it.”

The trouble is that he or she starts to agree with the logic of the excuse and begins to believe it. The truth is that the teen would rather do hundreds of other things rather than clean his or her room, but the excuse sounds more plausible and harder to argue against so it is defended beyond reason.

Doing One Thing Really Well is a Good Reason Why Nothing else Got Done
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