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What are behavioral interventions for laziness in children?
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In brief: Structure
It is not necessarily that kids are "lazy".
It may be as simple as a schedule and expectations problem. Some kids are in so many activities they are burned out and have little time for anything else. Most kids nowadays live to be on a wireless device and that takes a chunk of time. Have clear expectations of your child and let him know what they are. Unplug the tv, limit the phone gaming time.

In brief: Structure
It is not necessarily that kids are "lazy".
It may be as simple as a schedule and expectations problem. Some kids are in so many activities they are burned out and have little time for anything else. Most kids nowadays live to be on a wireless device and that takes a chunk of time. Have clear expectations of your child and let him know what they are. Unplug the tv, limit the phone gaming time.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Mounaf Ahmad
Use rewards and punishments, cut down on TV and electronics and provide a good role model, if we as adults are lazy it is hard to lecture our kids about exercise and getting active. I am not suggesting that the person asking the question is lazy.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees
In brief: For non-compliance,
make sure he understands what behavior you want, the immediate reward for compliance & the immediate consequence for non-compliance.
Negative or positive attention reinforces a behavior. Ignore a behavior & it will stop after it first escalates in an attempt to elicit your old response. Learn effective discipline techniques for his age from a parenting class or a behavioral therapist.

In brief: For non-compliance,
make sure he understands what behavior you want, the immediate reward for compliance & the immediate consequence for non-compliance.
Negative or positive attention reinforces a behavior. Ignore a behavior & it will stop after it first escalates in an attempt to elicit your old response. Learn effective discipline techniques for his age from a parenting class or a behavioral therapist.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Roberto Estrada
Pediatrics
In brief: CHECK POINTS
If sleep 8 hours a day eat and seat in the table 3 times a day has free time with friends and enrolled in 1 sport or hobby per week then this child has a normal daily routine.

In brief: CHECK POINTS
If sleep 8 hours a day eat and seat in the table 3 times a day has free time with friends and enrolled in 1 sport or hobby per week then this child has a normal daily routine.
Dr. Roberto Estrada
Dr. Roberto Estrada
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