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How can I know if my child is a slacker?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Slackers are kids who procrastinate, dawdle, cut corners or just take the easy way just in time for back-to-school.

Sound like your kid?

"I don't care! I quit -- this is too hard." "Why don't you do it?"

Is his backpack a disaster, homework always a battle and everything seems to be put off until the last nano-second ("I'll do it… just give me a minute!")?

Do you feel like your kid's personal palm pilot ("Today is the spelling test!") and Big Ben ("the bus is coming in minute!")

Does his teacher tell you: "I just know he could do better if he'd just apply himself"?

If so chances are you have a little slacker in your home, and can they be frustrating. They dawdle, put things off until the last minute, are unorganized, have poor time management skills and cut corners.

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