Habit 3: Put First Things First

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Habit 3 Put First Things First
This Habit is about recognizing what is important, prioritizing time, and organizing tasks so we don’t have to constantly be stressed! Some kind of written planner is a great tool. Modeling this behavior is the best way to teach it.

Habit 3: Put First Things First
What you can do at home: Show your child what you use to organize your time and tasks. Is it a simple “To Do” list? Calendar? Digital Organizer? Help them create a list of things that need to be done in the week. How can tasks be broken down by day? Write it out. Small children can use pictures. Older kids and teens can plan times of day for tasks and include time for leisure activity as well.