We make excuses for our teens all the time. We still make their lunch because "they can't do it right" or we don't let them cut the lawn because "they don't know how". Well, that may be true but
we create those situations because we don't delegate those responsibilities to them. If they know they have to make a lunch or they don't get food, they'll learn pretty quick. I don't like to use the term "giving them chores". I prefer to consider it splitting up the responsibilities necessary to run a household. This gives them the understanding that they are contributing as opposed to doing what they're told. It's time to take it past the "get daddy a beer" stage. Some good examples of responsibilities you can easily start giving your teen to help them begin a life of responsible adulthood and ensure they don't turn into left turn lollygaggers or the type that needs shampoo instructions:
Refill toilet paper
Clean up after dinner
Shovel the snow
Take out the garbage
Tend the garden
Load the beer fridge
Just imagine all the free time you'll have now, to think of more stuff they can do.
In the new world, teenagers will be given the responsibility they need and deserve.
AND SO IT SHALL BE WRITTEN!