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Teach your child time management

By Jasina Subscribe to RSS | March 20th 2012 | Views:
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Time management is very important not only to working people but also to young kids. Teaching the young kids about time management early on will help them realize how important time management is in life. As early as possible children must be taught time management so that they will grow up with a good sense of time. Oftentimes children think that time is endless and they can do whatever they want without thinking of the importance of time management. This is not good for the children because they will develop a bad habit and they will get used to procrastinating their task.

Time management is perhaps one of the hardest things that we could teach the kids especially at such a young age. Children tend to take time for granted. Childhood is the stage when time management is not a big deal. Children think only of how to spend time in the best way they can regardless of how their time is used; whether it is time spent wisely or time spent unworthily. Children have no sense of time and just do what they want without even glancing at the clock on the wall. Teaching time management must be planned the earliest possible time in a child's life so that the child would get used to it and maintains it as he grows older. Parents must not wait for a time to teach the kids about time management. As early as possible, a child must be aware what time management could do to his life in the future. And as parents, we have to set an example for them to follow. Before teaching the kids time management, we have to set good examples as models that they look up to. Parents often become naggers when dealng about a lot of things but we often forget that we aren't also doing what is right. So, before trying to teach the kids about time management, let us be the models for them.

Every person, be he or she is an adult or a child would learn something through constant practice. The things that he does daily will become a routine that will gradually become part of his life. Time management is a good habit that children must form. The good thing here is that when kids are taught time management in the earliest age, they could grow up being time conscious.

You can use an alarm clock to wake your child so that your child will be trained to wake up early. That should make for a good start. While the child is learning the importance of waking up early, he will soon realize why you have to wake him up that early. By the time your child is used to the early bird thing, he would have learned the value of time management. Time management is better taught with the teacher's initiative in giving incentives for the little kids. the kids must start at an early age to see the importance of time management. It is every parent's duty to teach his child to value time management. Starting early is still the best method of teaching a child the right attitude towards everything he does in life.

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Author is associated with mycity4kids.com which is one of the famous Kids Directory. Search Activities for children in Delhi, Summer Camps in Delhi and Children’s Workshops in Delhi from wide range of listing.

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