We all want our kids to succeed. In today’s fast-paced world it can be difficult for kids to keep up and get things done.
With screens to distract them, basic time management becomes even more of a challenge for kids.
These simple tips will give you ideas on how to teach your kids time management.
Limit your child’s screen time.
So often children get hooked on their phones, tv, or video games and quickly waste away large chunks of time without even realizing it.
When parents set limits on these things children have more time to work towards goals, find a hobby they are passionate about and get school work done and turned in on time.
Help your child set goals and make a plan to achieve them.
Goal setting and constant reminders of goals are a great way to motivate your kids to use time wisely and get things done.
Sit down with your child to set goals and to evaluate them often as kids can change their minds quickly and an outdated goal will not encourage them.
Teach your child basic routines to use throughout the day.
From morning hygiene to afternoon chores and a relaxing bedtime routine these can help your child get more done with less effort and stay on top of tasks that need to be performed daily.
When you keep up with these tasks you waste less time catching up later.
Give your child a paper-based planner to organize school, sport, and goal-related information.
While trying to keep up with things that need to be done most people struggle with remembering everything that needs to be done.
This can lead to fixing forgotten tasks and wasted time that could have been used for something productive or enjoyable.
Set a good example for your kids.
When children grow up in a home where good time management skills are displayed they are more likely to adopt these skills.
Often the most important part of parenting is to show your child how to do things by becoming a living example.