Dr. Laura
Dr. Laura, America's #1 Relationship Talk Radio Host
On: SiriusXM Triumph Channel 111
Call 1-800-DR LAURA (1-800-375-2872) 11am - 2pm PT
Letters From Listeners
Creating Leaders
Creating Leaders

Dear Dr. Laura, 

As a middle school teacher, I can tell you how parents can make sure their children will never be leaders: 

  1. Make excuses for homework not being completed, and make excuses/blame the teacher for their child's misbehavior. 

  2. Let them watch endless TV or play endless video games. 

  3. Give them a phone. 

  4. Allow them to have nothing to do after school, and make sure it is not supervised. 

  5. Don't talk to them about local/world politics, local events, finances, individual behaviors. 
All of these contribute to children who can't follow schedules or complete tasks, and have no sense of accountability or responsibility for a task or personal behavior.  

The students who are successful are the ones whose parents: 

  1. Hold them to task: completing homework, and enforcing consequences at home when dealing with school misbehavior. 

  2. Have some kind of after school supervision: homework club at school/sports/scouts/music. 

  3. Have limited electronic time, usually as a privilege after chores/homework is completed. 

  4. Spend time together as a family, so the idea of being 'face to face' with other people is valuable. 

  5.  Engage in meaningful conversations with their children....about the world, their city, finances, hard work, being a responsible student and responsible citizen. 

There's my two cents. 

Good wishes, 


Tags: Behavior, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Parenting, Teens, Values
< Back to Letters From Listeners Archives
Make an Appointment
Stay Connected
or connect at a place below
Normal Gear
Latest Poll
Mommies to be: How did/are you going to tell your close friends and family?
Archives  |  Results
About Dr. Laura
E-mail of the Day
From Listeners
Audio & Video
YouTube Videos
Stay at Home
Simple Savings
Work at Home
Tip of the Week
Help & Support
Family Premium Help Center
Podcast Help
Contact Us
Terms of Use
© 2019 DrLaura.com. Take on the Day, LLC
Dr. Laura is a registered trademark of Take On The Day, LLC.
Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy
Powered By Nox Solutions