We are in a generation filled with distractions of all shapes and forms. This is why it is no longer surprising why the default could easily be to raise up children with short attention span problems. A considerable percentage of attention disorders roots back to the galore of distractions made available to children before they are able to control and make a grasp of the value of time management.
While I do not have anything against game consoles, its potential for distraction is too real when left in the hands of children without giving them limits. This can bring about a barrage of problems, to say the least.
my son wearing his Action Man watch from Kids Watch Central
One thing that has worked right from the time our son was a toddler, long before he became an expert at telling time, was teaching him to keep track of time. How? For example, we tell him that time is up when the long hand is on number 8. The watch is the one tool that has allowed for him to set his mind that there is time for everything. A child should not be left on his own doing what he wants to do until he feels like it.
Now this contest is as fun as fun can be, an easy one at that. 😀
(Contest will run from June 9, 2010 to July 9, 2010)
1. In the comment section below, post your answer to this question: (make sure to use a valid email address) – ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
How important is teaching Time Management to kids and what’s the best tip that you can share to other moms regarding teaching your child time management? Feel free to share how the technique worked for you and your child.
2. The three (3) most interesting answers will be chosen as winners and will be announced on July 10, 2010. Each winner will get a Kids Central Watch.
3. Contest is open to residents of the Philippines.
4. Winners must present an email of acknowledgment that I will be sending and can claim their prizes from GeiserMaclang c/o Cathy Muncal at 6F Cambridge Center Building 108 Tordesillas cor Gallardo Sts., Salcedo Village Makati City or at Urban Time Boutique at SM North Edsa Annex. Prizes of the provincial winners will be sent via courier.
*the actual watches that will be given away are not necessarily the same ones as shown.