Procrastination: Weak Study Habits

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8 Responses

  1. Lori says:

    Great post!  Lots of very important things to look for in your child’s study habits.  One thing I have found helpful is knowing what time of day what subject will work best.  For instance, my younger son’s biggest challenge is math, so we always (is that really a word), okay we try really hard to tackle math first thing in the morning when being fresh is very important to understanding new concepts and reinforcing others.  On those days when the morning has come and gone without tackling that day’s lesson, we review and reinforce our skills already learned and then we try to fit in that lesson over the weekend.

  2. Lindsey says:

      Thanks for answering my question, I also found a way to solve my procrastination problem: scheduling and to do lists. I never thought something so simple could be this effective. I just break important asighnments up to managable parts and carry them out. I am feeling much better now that I dont have assignments on my brain, weighing it down!

  3. Chrissy says:

    Nice blog. I know a few pople who do that. And the skipping of stuff I already know, I do that too.

  4. Amber says:

    I love this!
    I’m a BIG procrastinator and so are alot of my friends, 
    I hate math so I make sure that is the first subject I do that way I can get it over with! I then do my favorite class, and then I do another class. I then take a break, eat lunch, go for a walk, and webmail for a little bit. Then I return to my classes. following this schedule I finish most my classes by 3:00.
    Then on Fridays because its the last day of the week, I get most my work done, and then I relax; for most the day and then finish my class. After that I relax, and loved my Friday!
    Hope this helps!

  5. Patrice Ferguson says:

    I have found too that procrasination can be something that a parent can stop in its tracks by changing their own behavior. I noticed when before my estranged husband came home my kids were usually prompt about school work and chores. After just a month of his return home, and constant criticism, and yes perfectionism as he is OCD meaning Over the Top compulsionist Dictator my kids started procrasinating … starting out strong and lingering at the finsishing if finishing at all. Why? Well lets face it.. kids aren’t stupid. They reason if I don’t do it dad can’t critize me for it not being done right to his liking and no one else can either. Sadly this is stacking the deck against themselves. When work piles up and the clutter seems like Mount Everest and Johnny seems reluctant to finish a task ask yourself.

    Are you expecting and criticizing rather then razing the bar and encouraging? Don’t praise the child praise the deed encourage the child and not sparingly either.  

    Alternately when work doesn’t get don’t hark or demand on an on the child is not deaf. Just wait. when Jr wants to do something important B doesn’t get done till A is done.

  6. Joy says:

    I completely agree. I haven’t begun training at this school but I would like to. I am a huge procrastinator and I am really trying to overcome that challenge, my sister and I really help each other but sometimes her help is not enough.

  7. Melissa Williams says:

    Oh how helpful!! It has been a relief to know that I’m not alone!Thanks were using these suggestions A.S.A.P

  8. Alicia Spann says:

    Thank you for the information because i have information now to help in this area.  I am very hopeful 

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