Is your child a slow poke in the morning? Do you often drop him off late for school?
When you don’t expect your child to be on time, here’s the message you’re sending:
- School isn’t that important.
- Rules can be broken.
- Your child’s commitment to teachers and classmates isn’t that vital.
- Being a group member doesn’t entail responsibilities to the group.
- Your child is not an important member of the school community.
Kids who are on time for school are more inclined to take school commitments seriously. They respect others’ time and needs. As a result, they do better in school.
Being on time is a habit kids can learn. And the best way to teach it to them is to model the habit yourself.
Plan ahead so you can be punctual for work, church and school meetings. Follow through on your commitments. And don’t make excuses when you don’t.
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