Not if you’re a parent hoping to get your kindergartener to school on time, but he’s spent the past 20 minutes wailing that he can’t find a pair of socks that don’t feel weird. Time is also not your friend as you wearily encourage your fifth-grader to finish his science project before dawn breaks. And woe to the parent of a middle-schooler who doesn’t race against the clock, but rather takes his own sweet you-know-what, whatever the task.
- An experienced teacher gives a lowdown on how time-management and discipline can be entertaining and enjoyable for both parents and children
- Room cleaning can be made fun for children by playing their favourite song and asking them to finish the task within the duration of the song
- If they complete their tasks on time, inform them you’re proud of them for achieving this feat. They can be treated with a movie or extra play time
“Kids can be taught patience and time-management in an enjoyable way by including a reward mechanism.”