To lessen procrastination and stress, encourage your child to promise himself a reward when he finishes a hard task. Knowing he has a treat waiting for him will make him more eager to get the job done.
The reward could be playing ball, reading a book or chatting on the phone with a friend. You could promise him a treat as well. But he knows best what will get him motivated.
1. Make sure the reward isn’t more than the job merits. Watching TV for two hours is far too big a reward for completing a 15-minute science review.
2. Avoid using sweets and junk food as a treat. They’re not good for the brain or the body.
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