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ThomasH54 Fri 14-Dec-18 15:58:57

Do you teach your child to plan their time? How do you do it? Do you use some printables or calendars? Share your experience

NotSuchASmugMarriedNow1 Fri 14-Dec-18 19:32:35

I think the best way to do this is to take a step back and let them figure it out for themselves if it involves you because you have to drive them somewhere then just say "give me a shout when your ready and we'll go"

Is that what you mean?

AlwaysChangingNamesAgain Fri 14-Dec-18 19:37:38

I don't have teenage DC, however wanted to say that I have zero skills in this area and it's not great as an adult. I wish my parents would have sat down with me and helped me stick to it. HTH

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 15-Dec-18 07:56:50

Explain you need notice of lifts and that there are rules about when you have to be back.
Other than that step back and let them live by their own decisions. If homework is late due to forgetting to do or take with them they have to accept the consequences for that.
I am lucky exams have occurred since year 3 so the consequence of no revision was understood by year 7.

CyclerRider Sat 15-Dec-18 09:49:23

Depends how old tbh. I believe children need some direction when they start secondary school. I use to help DD with time planning, homework reminder etc when she was 12/13.

When she got to year 9 though I let go and she learnt to put activities etc in the calendar, it was up to her to get to places on time, plan her homework so its due on time. If not it was her that faced the consequences.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 16-Dec-18 12:51:28

It’s difficult to say without knowing exactly what your child is doing.

MBonnet Sun 16-Dec-18 18:34:43

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AmandaOrleander Mon 17-Dec-18 11:39:33

Turn your child’s routine into a checklist. Like onplanners.com/templates/weekly-to-do-list This is the best thing you can do to reduce family stress during the week. During the school year most kids generally follow the same daily routine—get dressed, take a shower, etc. Instead of badgering your kids to get stuff done, work with them; create a personal checklist that includes personal care tasks and age-appropriate chores. Hold them accountable to finish their tasks. When you hear “but I didn’t know!” or “what should I do now?” send them to the chart. No more excuses.

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