Sign: Seems to Have Lost All Motivation

“There is only way to describe Carolyn these days: She doesn’t care about anything. She doesn’t care about school, about her dance classes, about how she looks or how messy her room is. She doesn’t do anything but sit at the computer or watch TV. She’s about as motivated as a slug.”

If your teen lies around all day and groans when asked to do even the simplest task, you are likely very frustrated and fed up. Self-motivation is important if your teen is to succeed in school and continue on to college or a career.

Lack of motivation isn’t always a sign of drug use. Depression can cause a significant lack of energy. If your child is overweight or obese, activity may even be a strain for them.