Is your teen (or pre-teen) struggling with procrastination? Kids often choose the easy path of putting homework off instead of sitting (& NOT on their phones!) and studying. Being a good student requires practice, discipline, and a lot of guidance. Learn how to take the correct steps to help your teens learn some time management skills. And remember – we can help empower your kids here at the Den, getting them organized and their work done so you don’t have that argument!
While your child may think it’s fine to wait until the last possible second to complete her high school science lab or her math project, procrastination can be a big problem later in life.
She may find that waiting until the last second means an unexpected illness, emergency, or problem that will prevent her from getting her work done. Her future boss or college professors aren’t likely to accept late work—or the excuses that accompany delayed projects.
Teens who don’t learn time management skills are at risk of becoming lifelong procrastinators. And waiting until the last possible minute to get things could cause problems ranging from high-stress levels to relationship trouble.
It’s important to teach your teen how to behave responsibly. That means managing her time wisely without requiring constant reminders or assistance from you to get her work done.
High school can be very busy. But the adult world can be even busier. So it’s important to start teaching your teen how to manage his time now.
The perks of good time management include:
Teens usually have fairly structured schedules. Their school day and their after-school activities are planned out for them. As a result, many of them don’t learn how to manage their time wisely when they have some downtime.
Here are some steps you can take to teach your teen – or pre-teen – essential time management skills:
Encourage your teen to practice time management skills. There will be times that she’s going to miscalculate how long a project will take or days when she forgets a deadline. Help her learn from those mistakes, and remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Student Den can support you with your student’s learning needs. We can help reduce — or eliminate — the stresses of online classes, ‘regular’ schoolwork, SAT/ACT prep, or even just homework, and make things easier for you and your kids. You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheStudentDen or call us for a complimentary consultation at 561.815.8516.
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