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How can I help my child stop procrastinating?

Lynne Kenney
Psychology
If your child is prone to procrastination, help him learn to set appropriate goals for completing tasks. Follow these steps with your child:

1. Identify for your child the discrete task that needs to be accomplished.
2. Break larger projects into smaller parts or action steps.
3. Break out the steps to the task and prioritize them.
4. Create a time frame with a deadline.
5. Develop the habit of “Do it now!”
6. Eliminate distractions.
7. Reward success. Never forget this one!

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