Learning - Life Skills | 6-18 yrs

How To Help Your Child Prioritise


“The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.” ― Brandon Sanderson, The Alloy of Law

A task that is urgent is different from a task that is important – an urgent task may not be important! Children, including adults, tend to complete easy tasks first, which results in delaying the complicated ones. But is this the correct way of doing things? How can parents teach their children time management skills to help their children learn to finish their tasks on time?

According to the article ‘Don't Procrastinate! Teach Your Child Time Management’ written by Sue Douglass Fliess in education.com, “By showing your child early on how to manage his time, you are instilling a skill he can use long after he’s donned his college cap and gown. This is a skill he can use for life.”

Parents can begin by teaching their children how to prioritise. Learning to organise tasks in the order of importance allows children to plan how much time they should allocate to each task. It is one of the key skills required for success. Not only does prioritising help children improve their grades in academics, but also helps with achieving their life goals in a more effective way.

Setting priorities can be especially difficult for children with ADHD. According to the article ‘How Monkey-See, Monkey-Do Can Teach Your Child To Prioritize’ written by Diane Dempster in impactadhd.com, “Kids mimic their parents, and you can use that to your advantage. There are lots of opportunities in the weekly routine to set examples for your children when you prioritize.”

You can learn more about how to make your children more productive by flipping through the pages of this ClipBook.


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