I’m Tiffany Marascio, owner of Planners4Kids. I can’t wait to start sharing my tips on how to get kids planning. I have a daughter who needed help with her schedule, so I understand that it can be a challenge.
Planning is a skill.
For some it comes naturally, but planning can be learned. Not only that, but this skill can get better over time, as it is utilized. That’s why it’s so important to start young!
Wherever your kids are in their organization skills, there are tools you can use to help them. These tool will depend on their age, skill set, personalities, and goals. For example, I can tell my three year old that we are having a playdate after her nap, and that makes sense to her at her age.
My ten year old can understand more steps throughout her day, but her personality is more oriented toward constant activity, so I have to utilize fun when I discuss planning with her. My eight year old is more focused on a tight schedule, so for her I can discuss a list of events and she prefers that type of planning. There are so many different ways to approach each child and their skill set.
Keep At It.
Like anything of value, it requires maintenance. How we choose to maintain our planners and future outlook will depend upon our personalities and strengths. Planing is such a crucial life skill that becomes more important as children get older. I’m so excited share techniques to keep kids planning, and to hear about what works for your family! And don’t forget, planning can be fun! From incentives, to stickers, to family time, to modeling planning, there are so many different ways to integrate planning into their daily lives. Let’s plan to have fun, and have fun planning.
Your partner in planning and keeping it fun,