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Values that every kid to be taught - Time Management

Discussion in 'Schoolgoers & Teens' started by rajmiarun, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. rajmiarun

    rajmiarun Gold IL'ite

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    After being to the schools yesterday where I train the various aspects that they need to have not just to shine in studies but also to become good future citizens I found kids know so many things but they need the proper guidance to go about it.

    While talking about time management the kids were so enthusiatic in giving their own methods of managing time. But there I found that there is a lacking in so many areas and when we put that into discussion I found out that the kids take the cue from the parents.

    Thought of sharing my own concept of Kids Management with you all and more ideas and suggestions are welcome which I can include in my training material


    Kids of today have lots of things to be done and they get exhausted enough if they cant manage the time. Also we parents too put lots of pressure on them that the kids force themselves to satisfy us. Great pressures lead to breakdown after some point, which could be avoided by guiding them.

    It is at no point going to help us and also the kids if we dont follow what we tell them. If we have limited the TV watching time for the kids we as parents should also be strict in not watching at that time. Or if we restrict the phone talk timings, we should also restrict ours. Initially we might find these difficult as we hae proacticed the other way all along but if we want our kids to value time we should also learn to do so.

    Making it a habit to go to bed at the appropriate time (not just going to bed but switching off the life and going to sleep at that time is also important. This can be acheived on constant planning and vigilance and practice. It is always true that Early to Bed and Early to Rise gives lots of time for any one.


    Kids dont know all by themselves to manage time and it should be us parents who should help them in planning their time.
     
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  2. Aabhi

    Aabhi Gold IL'ite

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    Hi Rajmi,

    Very useful topic. Yes! in today's busy life it's essential for KIDS to opt Time management. If it's been practised right from the child hood, it would become a part of their lifestyle. My friend & their family are an living example for this. My friend & her husband both are working with 2 kids. She & here husband has set a beautiful simple rule in their house - that is NO TV at all on working days (for both parents & children). Week ends are fine. Even if they want the news, they would switch of the Radio for few minutes and that's all. She said, it was difficult on early stages for couples to adjust but their sacrifice has paid back. The kids understood the fact easily and does not demand for TV at all (like other kids). She said, this has increased the quality time between the kids & the parents, instead of just sitting down at the couch & watching........ they've divided the time for studies, family prayers, play, Joined dinner. Due to this, they all go to bed early and wake up fresh in the morning (which boost up their energy throughout the day) They call the TV as Idiot box. Both the kids are toppers in their class. When you enter their home, you can feel the peace (comparing to other houses with full TV volumes and stupid daily serials) along with some mantra's chanting at the background from the DVD player on a very very low volume.

    This doesn't mean that they don't have any enjoyment in their life, they make sure they have good fun during the weekends. They go for movies, temples, beach, outing and etc. Through this they get both that is required. Enjoyement & satisfaction. But for this, the husband & wife should co-ordinate each other. Both should put in equal amount of efforts to bring any action in success. Basically, the parents have to be the kids role model by involving themselves in each & every habits that they expect from Kids.

    Nice to share this info with you all. Keep posting your views.
     
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    Dear Aabhi,
    That is a good thought work done by your friend. Hats off to her and her family.

    Being a work from home mom, mother of two and student trainer cum counsellor, I personally have to manage my time into so many slots with time for posting in Indusladies too. Intially when I took up the job to work from home I found it much much more difficult but when everything formed into a stream line it was so good and helpful.

    The first step to be taught to children about time management is to be organized. Children who are better organized have greater confidence level and are better equipped to handle a variety of situations, including peer relations. Good organizational skills contribute to better behavior and help to create happy, well-rounded children .

    Create a organiser for your child and for initial stages guide them to use the organisor that will help them to be more organised
     
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    Thanks Rajmi,

    You play a significant role. And Iam sure you are playing well.

    I do have an agenda for our family and try to stick to that. And you are right, the confidence level would be high by following it.

    :2thumbsup: Great.......... Thanks for your tips, would implement it.
     

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