Here is yet another post about how teens can plan their time effectively. It
would have been no use to me, in high school or college. These plans
presuppose that the teen is interested and motivated. You can't get
motivated to do something you don't care about, however wonderful, new
and shiny the method is.
When our kids procrastinate, consider
that they just aren't interested; when you remind them, and they resist,
consider that what you're causing is simple anxiety, and worse, a deflating sense of self-respect.
What would happen if we allowed kids to choose challenging tasks for
themselves, and gave them the support and resources they needed to
pursue it? What would happen if they were motivated enough to push
through the hard parts?