The Series Wrap Up

As we wrap up this week discussing training children in time management, there are two important facts to remember.  In order to be consistent, time management training is something that both parents need to be on the same page with.   This means that there needs to be discussion time or a parental staff meeting as you begin to decide on and implement a plan.

The second is that if we as parents are consistent with our plan, rewards and consequences the choice to follow the plan is placed on our child’s shoulders.  If we are not consistent then we the parents become the consequence.  With the plan clearly communicated to our child and consistently enforced it is easy to show the child that they are ultimately choosing the reward or the consequence by their behavior.  It removes us from the equation and allows us to be the unemotional enforcers of our plan. Both of these facts are true in many areas of parenting and remind us how important it is to have a plan in place.

Listen to today’s podcast for more insight on training your child in time management.