Tonette Kelly

Life Is For Living and Learning

Help Your Children Build Great Habits. Habit 3 – Put First Things First.

Sean Covey teaches us that our habits make or break our lives.

 It is essential that we teach our children good habits if we want them to be happy and productive.

He focuses on seven essential habits. We have already looked at Habits No. 1 and 2.

Today we will look at Habit No. 3 – Put First Things First.

We have to teach our children that time is valuable and to make good use of it.

They need to learn to distinguish between what is important and really matters, what is urgent and demands immediate attention and what can wait.

If your child gets an Assignment and leaves it until the night before to do, don’t let their bad time management become your problem.

Calmly tell your child that they should have done it earlier and allow them to take the consequences.

This should teach them a lesson.

At the beginning of each work it is a good idea to spend some time sitting with your child and asking them to show you their work plan for the week and their Homework Program for the semester.

Together you can then work on time management.

It is not your job to save your child from consequences. It is your job to teach your child that there are consequences and that they should factor these in to the decisions they make. 

Tonette Kelly

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August 22, 2012 - Posted by | Children, Life, School | , ,

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