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Why should I correct my child's tendency to slack off?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Though slackers (those who dawdle, put things off until the last minute, are unorganized, have poor time management skills, and cut corners) usually have fewer ulcers and are a bit more laid back, there are clear disadvantages for kids who adopt "taking the easy way is the best way" as a life attitude.
  • Relationship and reputation downer: Siblings, friends, teammates and parents get tired of always having to be this kid's reminder.
  • Achievement derailer: Test scores and grades are usually lower because he waits to study or turn tasks in without the effort needed.
  • Success curtailer: Because he doesn't practice or work as long as needed to experience success he's shortchanged.

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