Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 32 of The New Family Podcast on New Year’s Resolutions for Families!!
In this episode we’re tackling two topics that most of us struggle with at one time or another—procrastination and setting New Year’s resolutions that work. We all procrastinate at one time or another, and most of us know we complicate our lives when we put off tasks, but we put them off anyway for reasons explained to us today by our guest Dr. Timothy Pychyl. Tim is a professor in the department of psychology at Carleton University and author of Solving the Procrastination Puzzle and the host of The iProcrastinate Podcast. He’s an expert in goal setting and on the connection between procrastination and well-being. He’s also a father of two, and as Tim says, it’s not always easy having Dr. Procrastination as your dad. He’s going to talk to us about how we can teach our children to avoid procrastination, what we can all learn about procrastination and how we might keep these principles in mind as we make New Year’s resolutions that will really stick.
Here are some great resources related to my discussion with David.
Tim’s Favourite Parenting Advice:
“It’s to be consistent. Again, that harkens back to your own emotional regulation because anybody can freak out and say, ‘You’re grounded for life,’ and all these other stupid things that will come out of our mouths. In that advice is a lot of other strategies you have to evoke to get there to be consistent. But being in consistent in your emotional approach to your children, in the rules you set and how you set them, in the pattern of family life, I find that to be really important because it gives everyone a common ground which we share. I find that that was the best advice that was ever given to me.”
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