As important as your child’s school curricular is, there are many skills that can’t be taught in the classroom, some have to be learnt via experience and through the parents. These skills are often called life lessons, and it is possible for a parents/ward to prepare their child before they step out into the world about such lessons, as the saying goes- charity begins at home.
Time management is the ability to understand the amount of time you have to complete a set number of tasks. The earlier children learn about time management, the more they will benefit from this skill.
Time Management is an important life skill because it involves children monitoring their own efforts and actions, having an appropriate sense of urgency to complete assignments, and having the ability to efficiently follow step-by-step procedures.
HOW TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TIME MANAGEMENT
- Children should be taught how to use the calendar and how to draw up their home – time table. This helps them to break their academic work and house duties etc into piece of work that can fit into 30minutes/1hour etc.
- As your child grows older, parents should teach them how to wake up on their own by getting him or her alarm clock. This makes the child get use to waking up on their own.
- Parents should lead by example. When children sees that their parents are orderly, organized and punctual in whatever they do, their children tend to emulate them by following suit.
Written by Ms Tulagha Imomoemi
Edited by Ms Biki John