029: How Parents Can Raise Teens Who Manage Time Well with Leslie Josel


How parents can raise teens who manage time wellTime management does not come naturally to teens, that’s for sure! But there are some simple actions parents can take to support their teenagers in becoming time aware, pro-active, anti-procrastinators.  

Today’s Guest Expert Leslie Josel shares brilliants tips, tools, and techniques based on her new book for parents called What’s the Deal with Teens and Time Management

In this wide-ranging, and often hilarious, discussion, Leslie and the College Prep Cohosts discuss:

  • how to treat teenagers as problem solvers, not direction followers,
  • how to create a household climate in which organizational success has a higher priority than academic success,
  • ways to let kids fail so that they learn what their own time capabilities are,
  • some insightful tips about how to help kids develop what Leslie calls “time sense,”
  • the importance of letting mastery of time grow incrementally,
  • recognizing how your child’s learning and time management styles might be different than your own,
  • and more!

At the end of the podcast, Leslie shares the free resource smartcollegevisit.com, and recommends that every family tune in on Wednesday nights on twitter for the incredibly helpful #campuschat. A favorite recommendat

Leslie Josel is the founder of Order Out of Chaos, an organizing consulting firm specializing in student organization and chronic disorganization and creator of the award-winning “Academic Planner:  A Tool for Time Management”®.  As the author of “What’s the Deal with Teens and Time Management”, she brings over a decade’s worth of professional experience working one-on-one with teens and their families, speaking to teachers, parent and professional groups across the country, as well as the perspective of a mother of a time-challenged teen, to create a parent’s indispensable guide through the time management journey with their teen. Follow her on twitter at @order00chaos or on Facebook at facebook/orderoutofchaos.