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Procrastination

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Daily schedules can be hard enough to get through, and when a child puts off his or her responsibilities, everyone suffers. But there are reasons behind your child’s procrastination, and they may surprise you. It’s true, sometimes children put off chores, finishing homework or other responsibilities simply because they don’t want to tackle them. Procrastination: It isn’t just for adults.

In fact, it’s a defense mechanism against stress and anxiety that often develops in childhood. Procrastination is not a character trait that parents would want their kids to develop. However, turning a blind eye to the symptoms of a budding procrastinator is very easy.

Because procrastination is part of the human experience. Most people procrastinate because they are not enthusiastic about a task, or because there’s no shortage of more interesting, exciting, or pressing things to do. There’s a common misconception that kids procrastinate because they are lazy or have low motivation.

While low motivation can be a contributing factor, there are many others, including: Lack of Relevance: Your child may not see the task as relevant to his or her current or future goals. Boredom: Some tasks just aren’t compelling. For instance, most kids don’t find cleaning their room to be a fun or engaging. Causes of procrastination among students include: Lack of motivation Low self-confidence Fear of failure Lack of understanding Trouble concentrating Perfectionism Low energy levels Poor organization skills. Procrastination is actually a coping skill that helps us handle negative emotions about a particular task.

When we say negative emotions, we mean things like worry, boredom, frustration, self-doubt, insecurity, and all kinds of other yucky stuff. There are also external reasons for procrastinating, such as distractions, excessive screen time, lack of materials or structure, people who are influencers, and parents who pester—or procrastinate themselves. And, that is only a sampling of WHY some children put off tasks or avoid them altogether. Procrastination can be learned, yes, but science also points to a genetic disposition. A 2014 study found that the tendency to procrastinate may come down to our genes — at least in part.

Interestingly, being a woman means having a greater tendency toward procrastination. Another reason why you might be procrastinating is because you’ve become distracted by little tasks. As useful as the internet can be, this is a trap we all can easily fall into when we’re working on a computer. Procrastination procrastinating, is an actual action that can sabotage people on their path to success.

It’s a chronic issue and a very serious problem that has had its origins in developmental growth. Procrastination is not something you just pick up one day, it’s something you adapt to your lifestyle.

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Maybe they realize the lack of value of some homework tasks, and maybe they know their children well enough to know when they need downtime.

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Their procrastination, “losing” homework, and “forgetting”assignments can seem very like ADD/ADHD.

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Indeed, one could ask how to measure the productivity of parents!

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One is boredom, which we parents either shrug off as a natural response to school or mistakenly attribute to the assignments’ being too easy.

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The fatal error of most procrastinators is they don’t devote enough time to planning their time.

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As time seems to accelerate and socioeconomic pressures lead to two-career families, the many hours a week that it would take to teach a child to help prepare a soup or wash the dishes are given over to homework or “recreation” in front of the TV, DVD player, or computer screen.

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Our lives pretty much revolve around our children, but much of that time is spent doing the things we have to do—meals, scheduling, laundry, mistake monitoring, teaching.

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For parents, harried work schedules make time fly, while the time it takes them to meet their goals is drawn out.

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In addition, many of them are overwhelmed by the wealth of information that bombards them and by the sometimes-enormous assortment of inand out-of-school activities that eat up their time.

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I’ve heard a number of chronic procrastinators say that they procrastinate because it gives them a thrill.

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  • The problem is that there are new things I have to get done every day and it makes me more stressed so I procrastinate again and the amount of work I have to do increases every single day and I just get more and more stressed and I can never get started!!!!! Rn it’s like 1am and I’m still procrastinating someone help me AHHH

  • This is me with my school work schedule.

    6-9AM: Too early to work
    9AM-3PM: School
    3-6: I don’t work until after I eat.
    6- 6:30: Eat.
    6-7: Shower.
    7-8: I just need a break from school.
    8-10: Too late to work
    10-x: Sleep

  • Step 1Set a time table
    Step 2Procastinate
    Step 3Blame yourself and get depressed because of how a useless lazyass you are.
    Step 4 F*ck it, I’ll see it then and there only
    Step 5 Regret your ” I’ll see it then and there only” decision.

  • Thank you so much for spending so much time just to share this animation Dom.
    Your videos are funny and in the end you give us insights and realization which are really sincere and straightforward.
    Thank you so much and yes I am procrastinating right now LOL.

  • Me: *keeps watching videos even know I need to start a YouTube channel

    Brain: UPLOAD A VIDEO YOU IDIOT

    me: ummmm I’ll do it tomorrow

    Long story short, there’s no tomorrow

  • It’s so stupid, why go anywhere when we can’t even take care of our own planet, we have a hard time living together. We live our little individual life knowing that people in another country are starving and we do not intervene because it does not concern us. It is the legacy of a modern democracy, we need a king who decides how we are going to live.Go to another planet to perpetrate race and scientific knowledge, make the same mistake on another planet and kill each other.It’s sad, but human beings don’t deserve a second chance.

  • This is me a lot of the time, then when I find an interest… TUNNEL VISION ALL THE WAY! haha! Dom literally described my sleeping, eating and general living habits when I am working on something. Then I procrastinate about the next project! Xxx