Back to school means back to routine. And this school year, my kids are managing their own schedules.
Sound crazy? Maybe. But I’m learning that my kids are capable of way more than I think they are (I’m guessing your kids are too).
The truth is that everyday our kids get one step closer to adulthood, and that as good parents, we must slowly hand our children the reigns to their life. They’ve got to learn the life skills they need to survive as successful adults.
Don’t you want your kids to experiment with important life skills like self-management while you’re there to guide them through it? I do.
Little by little, we need to introduce our kids to the concepts of goal-setting, time management and self control.
What better way to do that than to teach them how to create a realistic weekly rhythm?
Why I Want My Kids to Learn About Scheduling
1) I want my kids to experiment firsthand with the power of saying no to one thing so they can say yes to something else.
2) I want my children to see how much free time they really do have, and how to best use that free time wisely.
3) I want to teach my kids how to build successful habits into their everyday routines, and how those little habits produce big results.
4) I want them to have input to their daily rhythm so they have more respect for it and are more likely to follow it.
5) I want to show them that schedules serve us, not the other way around.
Man, I wish someone had taught me these things when I was kid! I had to figure out much of this on my own as an adult.
Do you want to teach your kids life skills like goal-setting, self-management and the importance of daily habits?
If so, learning to create (and manage) their own weekly routine is an excellent way to teach these skills!