Moms & the Art of Delegation

12 Tips for Getting Other People to Do Your Work for You

Quit Hovering

A short aside to you over-achieving types: once you have explained purpose and outcome, walk away. You have given this member of Team Family authority to complete a mission. Allow them to use their own special powers to do so without being that annoying holographic image that utters, “You missed a corner.”

Yes, the bathroom mirror may look a little spotty just beyond the arm reach of your well-meaning son. The towels may no longer sport precisely folded edges. If your team member is slacking off, take a moment to re-explain the desired outcome. If an honest attempt has been made, just refold the guest towels as needed.

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