• http://www.travelwritingpro.com/ Claudia Looi

    I like these time tested and practical tips for time management that are easy to follow for kids of any age. These are tips that could go a long way and definitely help in growing responsible kids. Thanks Denny, always inspirational.

  • http://www.sherievenner.com Sherie Venner

    Denny, these are great strategies for kids of all ages. I am going to implement them with my 14 year old! Being aware of and developing respect for time is so important. Great post!

  • Lori

    Where you spying on me last night! I have been working with my younger son on the importance of this! 

  • Patricia

    You always come up with such great stuff!  and this article is no exception!  great job today!!

  • http://pristineperception.com/ Suzanne

    It is very important to teach the quality of time when they are young or you run into problems when they are older. Like kids coming home late with a bunch of ‘time’ excuses.  If it is ingrained at an early age they know when they are older, there are no excuses!

  • http://alexandramcallister.com/ Alexandra McAllister

    Great, informative post, Denny!  Being aware of and developing respect for time is so important! Love your inspiring articles! Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/socialwithsara Sara Nickleberry

    This is an important quality to develop. Thanks for the post!

  • http://www.thechoicedrivenlife.com/ Olga

    Such great tips for children to be instructed on time management! It will empower them and feel like they are in control of ther own lives. Awesome Denny!

  • http://twitter.com/DivaBusiness Assist Social Media

    I wish someone would help me with this! This is a great tip! I could sure use some help!

  • http://www.mikemcdonaldfitness.com/ Mike

    Great tips. My problem has always been that I’m a night owl. Even in elementary and junior high I wouldn’t go to sleep until 1 or 2 am.

  • http://twitter.com/RonaeHOPEcoach Ronae Jull

    It is so important to begin the process of teaching kids time management strategies when they’re young! Of course, its never too late to learn a new strategy, it just might take a little more parental creativity to enlist the kids’ cooperation!

  • http://anitafiander.com/ Anita Fiander

    Great tips for time management for children, I will be sharing your wisdom!

  • http://www.thekidscoach.org.uk/ Naomi

    This is all great stuff and the type of work I do in my sessions with chidlren. I bought my children watches today so they can get to grips with time more and start planning activities around time etc.

  • Debpilgrim

    Morning|Kids|School – there really isn’t more to say :-).  Love your ideas and will look at implementing them with my kids!

  • Heatheramyprice

    My kids aren’t yet ready for this idea but I’m filing it in my “for the future” part of my parenting head.  thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/memktgservices Mandy Edwards

    That is such a good idea!  I could really use this with my 7 year old!

  • http://twitter.com/SueGlashower Sue Glashower

    Love your ideas! It is great to start them out young learning time management!

  • http://twitter.com/kimgarst Kim Garst ツ

    Haha! YES! This is so true! I always feel like I have to push them to get moving on almost everything – they probably think I am a nag :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/christiane.marshall Christiane Marshall

    Great idea and very detailed! I would add that some kids may need a more gradual approach. It would depend on the family dynamics, the age and development of the child. If it seems to be a really difficult process to learn, why not try to designate one to three days per week as “get up on your own” day? In some cases, trying a little reverse psychology for defiant types might help too:
    Mom: “Hey, Dad, do you think Jay is ready to get up on his own and have his own alarm clock?”
    Dad: “I don’t know. I think he’s not mature enough yet.”
    Mom: “Oh, I think he can do it. Hey, why don’t we try? Let’s see how he does just on Mondays. What do you think? I bet he’ll surprise you. I think he’s ready.”
    Dad: “Hmmm, well, okay. But no more days until he does really good on Mondays. “He can use the old alarm clock for now. When he gets more mature and can really get up on his own, then we’ll get him a very special grown up alarm clock.”

  • NormaDoiron

    Real Parents-Real Questions-Real Answers – Great book you have here, Denny.  I love the subjects you cover.  Good job!  

  • NormaDoiron

    Real Parents-Real Questions-Real Answers – Great book you have here, Denny.  I love the subjects you cover.  Good job!  

  • http://www.facebook.com/denny.hagel Denny Hagel

     Thanks Norma!

  • http://www.facebook.com/denny.hagel Denny Hagel

     Thanks for adding your insights Christiane…Although everything is child specific, I have found that it is very important when introducing a new concept that consistency is  key…when those introducing the concept seem a bit unsure, the child will pick up on that…been my experience it is best to present with excitement and confidence in their ability! Children will typically live up or down to our expectations! If the child seems a bit ‘less enthused’ a positive attitude, praise and a reward system can motivate them and not affect their self-esteem the way hearing the opinion “I don’t know. I think he’s not mature enough yet.” might.

  • http://www.facebook.com/denny.hagel Denny Hagel

     Agreed! The earlier the better!

  • http://www.facebook.com/denny.hagel Denny Hagel

     Thanks Mandy! I have seen this work really well with the 7-8 yr old age group!

  • http://www.facebook.com/denny.hagel Denny Hagel

     Great! Thanks for commenting!

  • http://www.facebook.com/denny.hagel Denny Hagel

     You aren’t alone…seems to be a common challenge for parents!

  • http://www.facebook.com/denny.hagel Denny Hagel

     Thanks Olga!

  • Carele Belanger

    Great Tips. Out of 3 children, I have only 1 who has time management problems and it drives me crayz, hihihi.

  • http://manifestingmydestiny.com/ Lorii Abela

    Great tips! Sure, a lot of parents can use these tips.. 

  • http://twitter.com/paperandpunch PaperandPunch.com

    Great article, Denny.  This is a hot topic around our house these days.

  • http://www.decoratingfiles.com/ Peggy @The Decorating Files

    These ideas would also work for “big kids” (i.e. adults) that need help mastering time management! Great post!

  • Theresa Cifali

    Awesome tips, Denny.  I have employed a time for myself for years…especially for my internet tasks I need to complete.  Never thought to teach my kids to use one.  

  • Susan Brown

    Great article! I can see some of these tips crossing over to my “Adult” schedule, too : )

  • Martha Richardson

    Great site for parents…where were you 28 yrs. ago?

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  • http://www.el3mentsofwellness.com/ Carl Mason-Liebenberg

    I do not have children but from observation, I would say this is a huge thng for kids to learn. And it has to be tough as parents to teach it without being a nag. Still, a valuable lesson to learn for sure. Great article, Denny!

  • http://www.JenniferHerndon.com Jennifer

    You must be a fly on the wall at my house in the mornings Denny. I feel like I do nothing but drill sgt duty every morning and it’s not much fun. Even though my kids are young, I’m envisioning ways I can adopt your ideas to help make our mornings more fun!

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  • Sue

    What a great way, AND FUN, to get kids  managing their time at an early age.  Graet article!

  • http://suzannejones.biz.com/ Suzanne Jones

     These tips will most certainly allow kids to enjoy the most out of their days which is a huge asset! Doing the necessary things and leaving time for extras is a welcomed bonus which they will reap the rewards of.

  • http://pristineperception.com/ Suzanne Jones

    tips will most certainly allow kids to enjoy the most out of their days
    which is a huge asset! Doing the necessary things and leaving time for
    extras is a welcomed bonus which they will reap the rewards of.


  • http://CarlaJGardiner.com Carla

    Well, first of all not only children need a drill sergeant…grandmas do too. My hubby is constantly on me to be on time…guess it’s in my DNA.  Because I like to have fun, I am drawn to fun things…not rigid time schedules…again, my DNA.  Thankfully I have a grandma, with awakened health, that is an expert at parenting tips…thanks, Denny for keeping this fiery grandma on task and on time.

  • Olgahermans

    I read your post once more and realized how much I like it, I will post this on my page today!!

  • http://twitter.com/NormaDoiron Norma Doiron ✮´*•჻.

    Denny, you ROCK! This is mostly what I did when my kids were small. They have to be a part of the family, the team. They are not there to be served but to serve… (-_-) There are many things they can do for themselves and it is good for them to do so. It’s teaching them responsibility… You are awesome! x0x

  • http://twitter.com/Louise_Myers Louise Myers

    Time management is such an important skill. Thanks for posting these great tips!

  • http://twitter.com/Angietolpin Angie Tolpin

    This is such a great post for me to read today- as I am trying to get my children to help load the RV for our last camping trip of the summer! All six of them are under 12 yrs old… Usually I am very good at getting them excited to work… music helps a TON with right attitudes!

    BUt I am excited to get everyone their own alarm clocks and sit down going through schedules! That is needed especially with the olders!

    Timers are my best friend for everything!

  • http://www.helenabowers.com/ Helena Bowers

    Great tips Denny! I wish I’d known how to do this when my son was going up. I could’ve saved myself a lot of grey hair!

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