From the back cover: A unique guide for parents, teachers, and anyone who interacts with children of any age.
Helping a child stop procrastinating is one of the best gifts an adult can give, and Rita Emmett's informative and engaging new book is the place to start. You may be driven to distraction by a child's repeated procrastination, but your distress is nothing compared to the toll procrastination is taking on the child- eroding self-confidence, undermining self-esteem and relationships, increasing anxiety and paving the way for similar behavior as an adult that can be even more costly. Based on her own procrastination and parenting seminars and on interviews with hundreds of people about what works and what doesn't.Emmett offers proven techniques to defuse the frictions caused by youthful procrastination. Her central point is that far from being a character flaw, procrastination- in children, as adults, is a habit that usually can be changed.Whether avoiding chores or homework or neglecting goals, or in dozens of other situations- children of all ages procrastinate for many reasons. 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 and rewarding, The Procrastinating child is an invaluable resource for parents, grandparents, teachers, babysitters, and anyone who coaches or supervises children today.