How to get mom to quit her job

January 21 2014

Julia Richardson By Julia Richardson – Some people want their mom to quit nagging, quit smoking, or quit doing mother daughter pageants like Honey Boo Boo’s “Mama June”. You? You want your mom to quit her job. In order to succeed in your endeavor, you’ll need to follow a few simple steps.


  1. Make sure your intentions are good. You can’t force your mom to quit, but the goal here is to encourage your mom to do something that is in her best interest. If you want your mom to quit for selfish reasons, your chances of success are pretty low. Successful persuasion is all about good intentions, not manipulation.
  2. Tell her your concerns. You want her to know you’ve thought about it. You want her to know that you are concerned about her and why. Tell her openly and honestly, but remember to use “I” statements as opposed to “you” statements. As Psychology Today points out, you want to share your concern by telling her how you feel using “I” statements, not make her feel defensive and resistant with “you” statements.
    Mom Unhappy At Work
  3. Ask her about her feelings and listen.  After you’ve voiced your concerns, listen to what your mom has to say. Listening is key to effective communication. Remember, this is about her and her wellbeing, and her thoughts are valid and important.
  4. Offer your support. Above all else, offer your mom support in her decision making, whatever her final decision may be. Let her know you’re there for her, whether she quits now or later, or not at all. A social support system is important if she is to move past any fear or stress related to quitting. Be that support system, and help give her the confidence to act in her best interest.

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