"How do you get them to understand the importance of not waiting till last minute to do things. I ask do you need help. no no no 3 or 4 times then last minute they say I'm overwhelmed and ask for help - Ann"
Planning and executing projects is a complex skill that your child needs help to develop. If your child procrastinates on big projects, do NOT assume it's because they are lazy, defiant, or willful. Instead, consider the massive amount of executive function they need to complete all of the tasks that project requires. Here are some insights on how to help them practice these skills.
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