They need to learn a three-step process—Plan, Do, Finish.
Planning sometimes seems like a waste of time. But those who plan a job can often figure out ways to do the job quicker, better and cheaper.
The athletic shoe commercials have it right. It is important to just do it. All the planning in the world doesn’t take the place of sitting down and attacking a job. Whether it’s homework or chores, the next step is doing.
The third step is finishing. Dishes aren’t finished until they’re put away. And homework isn’t completed until the report has been neatly copied.
Make a chart to help your child use these three steps. Then choose a few jobs your child usually does around the house. With your child, write down the “Plan,” “Do,” and “Finish” steps needed to do the job.
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