Time Management

Mar, 28 2022

Have you heard about the Flynn Effect? This effect was named after James Flynn who documented that each successive generation is smarter than the previous one. This mainly happens due to evolution and collective consciousness. Upcoming generations want to do more and prove more. However, the number of hours in a day are not going to increase and that just leads to tiredness and mental breakdowns. So, how do we stop that from happening? How do our kids make their days productive and hustle-free? The answer is pretty simple. Time management. It is the key to efficient and healthy lifestyles.

The youngest of children can learn how to manage time and accomplish what they need to. However, many of them get overwhelmed by the number of activities they need to do in just a few hours when they don’t know how to manage time. Here are a few things you can do at home to teach your children how to manage their time.


Set a bedtime

Fixing a sleep schedule maintains the body’s internal clock and regular sleeping hours can prevent unnecessary exhaustion. It helps children and adults equally in being productive


Turn their schedule into checklists

Checklists have proven to be effective as they give kids a feeling of accomplishment and small victories. Got out of the bed - check. Took a bathcheck. Finished homework- check and so on and so forth. These small victories can keep them motivated to finish their tasks on time.


Let them create their own calendars

When kids create their own calendars, they also set their own goals. And if they fail to meet their goals, they should know that there will be consequences. Let them know what the consequences are and make them face those. It might sound a little harsh, but it works well for them in the long run.


Teach them how to plan

Talk to them about your plans and involve them in making plans like those of the day, events, vacations, etc. This will help them understand priorities and things that need to be focused on.


Set fixed meal times

A hungry brain will always lack confidence and make mistakes. Set meal times for your kids so that their internal clocks are always polished and functioning smoothly. A well-fed child will be more energetic than the one who focuses only on work without thinking about his/her health. 


Let them voice their concerns

Meeting deadlines at a young age can be difficult. Allow them to talk to you about their difficulties and see if you can give them hacks for their problems or slow down the pace at which they are running.


Assign a study zone

Assign places for different activities like studying, playing, sleeping, etc. A child needs to dissociate from other things when he is focusing on an activity. It is your job to ensure that he has a place away from distractions when he is studying. If he is playing, he doesn’t need to feel stressed about his homework. The dissociation from other things can help him excel at the activity he is focusing on. 


Establish fixed timings for electronics

Electronics have entered our lives with many advantages but they also have an equal number of disadvantages. The light can harm our eyes in the long run, create positional issues, and sometimes even give out wrong information. To gain full access to electronics’ advantages, make sure you have fixed timings for when your children can use them. Physical activity and associations are equally important in the development of your children. 


Practice waiting

In a world where everything is a mouse click away, practice with your children the art of waiting. Not all results can be achieved in one go. Wait with your children and teach them that getting frustrated every time they are waiting for something is not good. 

Little Genius hopes that these tips can help you with developing management skills for kids.

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