Tips to Keep Kids from Procrastinating

March 1, 2023 By Anna Svetchnikov, LMFT


Author and therapist Anna Svetchnikov is sharing her tips to keep kids from procrastinating! After you see this conversation with Ashley, you’re going to want to follow her on Instagram for more tips and browse her book collection all about positive parenting.

As a parent, you may have experienced the frustration of trying to motivate your child to get their homework done or complete a household chore. Procrastination can be a common challenge for children and can lead to stress for both parents and kids. But, there are strategies you can use to help your child overcome procrastination and develop healthy habits.

Author and therapist Anna Svetchnikov is a pro at helping families navigate the challenges of parenting. In a recent conversation with Ashley, Anna shared her tips for keeping kids from procrastinating.

One strategy Anna recommends is breaking tasks down into smaller, more manageable steps. For example, if your child needs to clean their room, instead of overwhelming them with the whole task, break it down into smaller tasks like making the bed, putting away clothes, and dusting. This makes the task feel more manageable and less daunting for your child.

Another strategy is to provide structure and routine. Having a set routine for homework or chores can help children feel more in control and less overwhelmed. Anna suggests creating a schedule together with your child that includes specific times for completing tasks and breaks in between.

In addition, Anna emphasizes the importance of positive reinforcement. When your child completes a task or makes progress toward their goals, praise them and acknowledge their effort. This can help build their confidence and motivate them to continue making progress.

Overall, the key to overcoming procrastination is to provide structure, support, and positive reinforcement. With these strategies, you can help your child develop healthy habits and succeed in both their academic and personal lives.

Be sure to follow Anna on Instagram for more tips on positive parenting and check out her collection of books on the topic.