Before I go on…here’s a caveat : That I am no expert when it comes to parenting – and particularly in the area of teaching my kids Time Management Skills!
It is a learning process for me and when the day comes when my kids don’t complain about doing what they are supposed to do at certain times without being reminded, I think that’s when I can safely say that I have succeeded? Ya kah? Is that a safe assumption?
Yesterday, Ashley complained that we were rushing her all the time – she said we rushed her everyday, every week and every month! (so dramatic!)
She said that although we are early, we always rush her….(She’s always dilly dallying!!!)
We made a deal.
I said we won’t rush her provided she steps up and be responsible for keeping track of the time. If she dilly dallies and does not complete a task within a reasonable amount of time, then I promised her that she WILL get an earful from me & suffer the consequences.
Let’s see how this will go.
I am anticipating that it will be a long and rough journey ahead.
P.S. In case you are wondering…
1. Yes, I have prepared a daily timetable for her
2. Yes, we do give her ample time to complete a task
3. And yes, she can read the time – somewhat – I’d make sure she knows it anyway.
I am beginning to sounds like a closet Helicopter Mom aren’t I???