Tip of the Week

May 23, 2023

Bite-sized pieces

Help your child maintain, or in some cases regain control over their end-of-year papers, tests, and projects by breaking down each assignment into manageable pieces that can be accomplished in shorter bursts over multiple days.

Together with your child:

  1. Generate a complete list of all the assignments on the docket.
  2. Prioritize the assignments in an order that makes sense (due date, importance, etc.).
  3. Take one assignment at a time, and read the directions or rubric carefully to understand each of the steps necessary to complete the assignment. 
  4. Break the assignment down into bite-sized steps and work backwards from the due date to create a detailed day-by-day calendar that is manageable and will help avoid the last minute rush to finish. 

It’s a hectic time of year, and a little organization and planning will reduce stress and anxiety, increase your child’s confidence, and lead to a better result.