Help! Tardy has Become My Child's Middle Name

Posted by Alyson Coons on May 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

For some, being on time comes rather easy, but adding children into the equation can challenge even the most punctual parent.  This seems most apparent in the daily gauntlet of getting out of the door and to school before the bell rings (breakfast not included).  Here are some hints to help us minimize the last minute delays that may keep us from the benefits of being on time.

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Topics: Parenting, Helpful Tips, Time Management, Good Advice

Putting Procrastination in its Place

Posted by Rachel Urbina on May 15, 2019 1:00:00 PM

 

“Mom, that’s not due until next week!”
“I’ll have plenty of time to work on that later.”
“Our teacher said the essay is due at the end of the quarter.”
“Do I have to work on that now? No one else is!”
“I’m so tired! Can I please wait until tomorrow?”

Have you heard anything like this from your children before?  If so, then congratulations because your family is completely normal!  Procrastination is the default setting for most people’s way of thinking and way of life, however, it’s not typically the best way to accomplish goals or achieve great things.  Like most life skills children will mimic what they observe, and so the task of teaching our children about procrastination and its downfalls rests upon our shoulders as parents.  Here are a few ways to help teach children to steer clear of procrastination and instead teach the art of accomplishment.

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Topics: Parenting, Helpful Tips, Time Management, Procrastination

Time Management: Tips for Teens

Posted by Staff Contributor on Aug 24, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Managing time is a learned skill. Some people may be naturally better than others, but everyone needs to learn and implement the practices to ensure success in not only the school setting but once they reach the workforce as well.

But how can parents help to teach and train teens (both younger and older) to be good time managers? After all, you teach them to brush their teeth, clean their rooms, and to be kind to others. It makes logical sense that they would need to be taught in this area as well. You may be an over-scheduler or a non-scheduler, but wherever you find yourself you can help instill healthy time management techniques into your children.

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Topics: Time Management