The Procrastinating Child

The Procrastinating Child

A Handbook for Adults to Help Children Stop Putting Things Off

Book - 2002
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Rita Emmett, the bestselling author of The Procrastinator's Handbook , returns with a book every parent, teacher, and caregiver of a procrastinating child needs and has been waiting for.

Children pay an enormous price, with their self-confidence and self-esteem, for procrastination. Procrastination keeps children from accomplishing short- and long-term goals and it damages their relationships with other children and adults. Without intervention nearly every procrastinating child will grow up to be a procrastinating adult.

Rita Emmett understands the damage that procrastination can have on a child, and in The Procrastinating Child draws her advice for parents, teachers, caregivers from her own childhood, her parenting seminars, and the real-life stories of people who have overcome procrastination.

Whether avoiding chores or homework or neglecting goals -- or in dozens of other situations -- children of all ages procrastinate for many reasons:

* Feeling overwhelmed or confused and not knowing where to begin
* Lack of motivation
* A dislike of the task
* Poor time management skills

In each case, Emmett provides strategies for breaking through a child's defense mechanisms or reluctance to talk, and for establishing rules and guidelines that encourage young children and teenagers alike to face obligations in a timely way.

Lighthearted, bighearted, The Procrastinating Child is as entertaining as it is rewarding.
Publisher: New York : Walker & Company, 2002.
ISBN: 9780385659703
Branch Call Number: 649.64 EMM
Characteristics: x, 180 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm


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