Children who are delayed in executive functioning often wish to be organized but are unable to do so. To shift the receptivity of these kids, you should use an empathic response. Name the strengths of your child and emphasize their other skills. For example, naming your child’s strengths and other skills will help him/her to be receptive. In addition, you should make sure that your child is familiar with time management skills.


Create a Daily and Weekly Schedule

When your child is young, you are his or her biggest role model. It is very important for him or her to learn the importance of setting priorities and following a daily or weekly schedule. Instil the importance of completing chores and other tasks first.  Likewise, schedule playtime only after doing chores.

Colour-Code and Label Belongings

Developing your child’s organizational skills is as easy as assigning different colours to their belongings. Assign different colours to each child’s items and buy them in their respective colour. Colour-coding encourages your child to keep an organized workspace and allows you to quickly identify who has forgotten something by looking at their colour-coded stuff. Labelling their belongings also helps them keep track of household chores.

Create a To-do List

You can help your child learn organizational skills by helping them create their own “to-do” lists. Post assignments, reminders, and homework on the list. As your child completes each task, they will feel satisfied and proud. If your child has trouble keeping track of their own assignments, use an app like Google Keep to help. To help them prioritize their schoolwork, you can also help them organize their papers.

Teach Children Time Management

Teaching your children time management skills is crucial for their future success. After-school activities and homework can consume hours of your child’s time, and kids aren’t cognitively prepared to plan their own schedule until middle school. By teaching them time management habits in their formative years, you’re setting them up for success in the workplace and beyond. Listed below are five strategies to get your kids started. Here’s how to make it easy for your child to manage his time and get more done!

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Teach Children Empathy

Empathy is a valuable skill that can be used in many aspects of life. Empathic people are actively listening to others. Older children can practise listening strategies to learn the importance of empathy. For younger children, simple activities like making a friend or drawing a picture can help them connect empathy to the world around them. Regardless of age, your child will benefit from developing empathy skills throughout his or her life.