How to help your teen overcome procrastination...
One of the most frustrating concepts we hear from parents for their teens is completing work that seems overwhelming, attending to chores when they have an "I'll do it later" attitude.
Just ONE more episode of Netflix, they say.
Just ONE more scroll of the Insta feed, they say.
Just ONE more snap to friends, they say.
But it never ends at one and then the work never gets done.
Which leads to MORE stress and overwhelm as the workload piles up and then your teen asks to go in late to school (or avoid it altogether) since they haven't completed the work they stayed up until after midnight trying to complete. >> Then skipping class stresses them out MORE because they're missing more work.
It's an endless cycle. And we have an end.
When teens don't learn the tools to manage procrastination in high school, they take these poor habits into college and beyond and life becomes an overwhelming collection of tasks that makes you feel like you're constantly at the bottom of a hole trying to climb your way upward.
This comes with physical illness, emotional distress, snapping at friends and family when you're on overload and more.
And that's no way to live.
What can you do?
* Learn the REAL reasons you procrastinate (What's behind it all and what's at the root of it?) Here's a hint... a lot of times it's connected to perfectionism and self-worth.
* Create structure and routine so that you can learn how to organize and use your time more effectively and prioritize the tasks that need to get done NOW.
* Develop a world-class support and accountability team of family, friends and professionals to keep you on track. We're all counting on you FOR you until you learn the skills to be self-sufficient in meeting your expectations.
Our goal for your teen...
+ Get organized
+ Stay focused
+ Reduce stress
+ Feel GOOD about yourself and your accomplishments
Check out this great resource on overcoming procrastination for teen:
If your teen needs more than a book to get going, we're here...
If your teen needs support in breaking free of procrastination and beginning to meet life's challenges effectively so that they can be fully prepared for college and beyond, we've got you covered.
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