The HSC these days are very different to the HSC you may have sat a long time ago. The expectations are different, the curriculum are different and the subjects are different.
So how do you go about giving up-to-date and practical time management advice to your kids who are piled under a heap of assessment tasks or are going to sit the HSC exams this year?
As parents, we know that time management is crucial if you need to get ANYTHING done at all. Ranging from, housework, food, school, dinner, meetings and/or work. But how do you give the most up-to-date, yet targeted time management advice for your child to maximise their potential in this year’s trials or HSC exams?
So what usually ends up happening?
You, as a parent, try to do your best and give advice. However, this may end up with the child backfiring at you, saying “You don’t understand what it is like.” Then they go off their heads, as they bury deeper into the sands of HSC stress.
So how do you give more practical time management advice to your kids, that they will accept?
A suggestion from us would be, step it through with them and guide them on how to time management, rather than just preaching ‘’time management.’’
Teenagers these days will respect you more if they see you are able to implement your own advice.
So here are so very simple and strategic steps to guide you through.
If the school is expecting your child to complete an assessment task, and instead of getting the work done – Your child is busy complaining to you how terrible it is, what a nightmare it is blah blah blah.
Step 1: Work out how many days they have left until it is due.
Step 2: Figure out what are the individual tasks they must complete to get to the end goal. These tasks will include:
- Researching for information: From online, textbooks etc.
- Information or structure on how to write the assessment task.
- Understand the question and the marking criteria.
- How many reviews or feedback needs to be to improve their draft?
Step 3: Divide the number of days left into the number of tasks you have may.
Step 4: Create a timeline and/or deadline for each individual tasks.
Step 5: Tell them to get going and focus on one task until they get that done first.
Step 6: If you are able to do so, monitor them. Ask them how that task is going and if they need help.
Example of an Overall Timeline
So why does this work better than what you are currently doing? Well that is because, by going through it with them, it doesn’t come across at nagging. Children these tell switch off very fast and will argue back as much as possible if you come across as telling what to do.
Going through these steps with them, is similar to you helping them getting onto their first bicycle and giving them a push to get going. I mean it heaps, providing them a sense of guidance and focus on where and what to begin with to get started.
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