Parenting A Procrastinator: It’s More Complicated Than You Think

By Ann Dolin | coaching-featured

Feb 21

When our kids struggle with procrastination or study habits, it’s easy to think of it as a character flaw.

But in reality, there’s always an underlying reason why they’re putting off doing their work. As parents, we have to figure out where the procrastination is coming from in order to help them get past it.

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Adrienne Wichard-Edds at the Washington Post about this exact issue.
 
In this article we discuss:
  • Why procrastination is more of a “symptom” of your child’s executive functioning skills vs. a direct behavior or choice
  • How to work with your child to solve the problem by involving them in the process (ultimately producing a better outcome)
  • Where parents should cut themselves a break, and why

Click the link below to give it a read:

 
 
The topics covered here are also available in additional detail in my new book Getting Past Procrastination.