The Parent Leadership Matrix

Chapter 6 Extra Parenting Material

This is a quick reference guide that you can use to help determine the best approach based on how your student is dealing with schoolwork.
(correction – In the book I mistakenly wrote never to try the reward boss with a disorganized student. I meant never to try the punishment boss)

The Student Role First Try Maybe Try Never Try
Responsible Student Supporter Consultant Boss
Anxious Student Consultant Supporter Boss
Disorganized Student Consultant Supporter Punishment Boss
Unmotivated Student Supporter Boss Consultant
I Don’t Care Student Boss Supporter Consultant
Defiant Student Boss Supporter Consultant
Blaming Student Supporter Boss Consultant