Does your child have all of the resources needed to complete the assignment? Does your child need some organizational help to get started? Every child has different needs, and we help our children succeed when we provide them with what they need to accomplish the task at hand.
That doesn’t mean we dive in and tackle the assignment with them, but it might mean we take them to the store to buy the necessary supplies so they can get started.
Break it down It’s easy to procrastinate when a task appears overwhelming.
Recently, our son had an assignment that required multiple tasks to complete the finished product.
In fact, if there was a Bachelor of Procrastination - I’d already have the certificate on my wall!
I found this website very interesting as we consider how our children tackle tasks put in front of them. for Coping with Our Children Who Procrastinate Dealing with your child’s procrastination can be fraught with frustration.
Procrastination - we’re all guilty of it in some form or another.
I believe it is human nature to procrastinate to some extent.
We want our kids to enjoy school and the privilege of learning, not labor over perfect grades.
Set a timer when necessary When our son is having a particularly hard time settling into an assignment, we determine together how long he must sit and work and then I set a timer.