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 | , , | Leave a comment

Help Your Children Build Great Habits – Habit 1. Be Proactive

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 and today we will look at Habit No. 1   BE PROACTIVE.

This means we need to teach our children to take responsibility for their lives and not place blame. Our children need to know that they choose what they do, how they feel and how they react and that they must not allow other people or things to control them.

For example, we need to help our children understand that if someone says something mean to them they can let it ruin their day, or they can shake it off and think ‘oh well’ and move on. Every child has immense power and needs to know that the only way they lose it is by playing the victim.

Tonette Kelly

August 3, 2012 Posted by | Children, Life | , , , , | Leave a comment

Does Every Girl Want To Be A Princess?

Is It Good To Be A Princess?

My daughter asked me the other day whether it would be good to be Kate Middleton and marry a prince.

I thought about if for a bit and then answered that it depends on how much she loves William. if she loves him a lot she will indeed lead a fairytale life as working together as a team they can achieve so much. Every door will open for them. They will, however, be forever under a microscope and their every move and word monitored, so the cost is high.

If their love is not deep and strong the restrictions will be unbearable.

I’d love to hear whether you would be happy for your daughter to marry a prince or you think the cost is too high.

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April 7, 2011 Posted by | Children, Life, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment