Neglect is a dangerous word. It can land an adult in jail. That’s not the kind of neglect I’m talking about.
What I’m talking about is neglect that gives you space. Have you ever heard of micro-managing? It’s something they talk about in business that is basically a boss standing right over your shoulder and telling you exactly what to do every step of the way instead of teaching you how to do your job and then letting you do it.
A lot of families are micro-managed. Parents want the best for their kids so they stay on them, constantly reminding them of whatever the thing is. But you know what that teaches you? It teaches you to not take responsibility for getting stuff done. It teaches you to wait for the last minute.
Well guess what? You are old enough to do know what your chores are and do them or suffer the consequences. You are old enough to do your homework or suffer the consequences. When I don’t constantly remind you, it’s not because I don’t care, but because I do. I want you to learn to not wait to the last minute for everything and to take responsibility for your actions or failure to act. So sometimes being a little neglected is a good thing.
And btw…you are doing good jobs.