Bust Your BUTS: Tips for Teens Who Procrastinate

Bust Your BUTS: Tips for Teens Who Procrastinate

by Joanne Foster

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This book is for teens who can’t stop procrastinating. There are hundreds of tips in this book to help them get rid of some “buts” that are common to procrastinators: I have too much to do, I don’t feel well, I might do badly, I’m confused, I get distracted, I’d rather do something else instead, and other people keep pestering me. “Bust Your BUTS” helps teens be productive, use time better, and become more successful. Ben Franklin Silver Award Winner- IBPA

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733775816
Publisher: Gifted Unlimited, LLC
Publication date: 09/01/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 168
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Joanne Foster, EdD is a parent, teacher, gifted education specialist, university instructor, educational consultant, and award-winning author who has worked in the field of gifted education for over 30 years. She conducts teacher-training workshops, gives presentations to educators and parent organizations in local, national, and international forums, and serves on several advisory committees concerning children's education and optimal development. She is co-author (with Dona Matthews) of Being Smart about Gifted Education (2009), and Beyond Intelligence: Secrets for Raising Happily Productive Kids (2014). Dr. Foster is also the sole author of Not Now, Maybe Later: Helping Children Overcome Procrastination (2015). She wrote "ABCs of Being Smart," a series of feature articles for the National Association for Gifted Children's magazine Parenting for High Potential, and her column "Fostering Kids' Success" appears at The Creativity Post online. Her writing appears in many other publications around the world. Dr. Foster taught Educational Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto for twelve years, and provides leadership in the areas of giftedness and high-level development.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: About Procrastination
What is procrastination?
Is procrastination bad and are there ways around it,
or are you forever doomed?
Procrastination and power struggles?
Chapter 2: Personal Reasons for Procrastination:
What Are Your BUTS?
BUT…I have too much to do
BUT…I don’t care
BUT…I’m bored
BUT…I’m not confident
BUT…I might do badly (fear of failure)
BUT…I might do so well that I’ll be expected to do more
(fear of success)
BUT…My feelings get in the way
BUT…What if it’s not perfect?
BUT…I don’t feel well (health—low on sleep, energy,
nutrition or exercise)
BUT…I’m confused
BUT…I’m lazy
BUT…I have to look at the BIG picture first
Chapter 3: Skill-Related Reasons for Procrastination:
What Are Your BUTS?
BUT…I’m disorganized
BUT…I have trouble setting goals
x Bust Your BUTS
BUT…Prioritizing and decision-making are hard for me
BUT…I don’t have the knowledge
BUT…Hey, look at my track record (past experience)
BUT…I have difficulty with time management
(including planning and preparation)
BUT…I’d rather do something else instead
BUT…I hate doing anything risky
Chapter 4: External Reasons for Procrastination:
What Are Your BUTS?
BUT…I get distracted
BUT…I need more structure
BUT…Other people keep pestering me
BUT…I don’t have what I need (materials or support)
BUT…It’s not fair!
BUT…What about my friends?
BUT…There are too many technological demands
BUT…My parents procrastinate
Chapter 5: But What If…?
The power of possibility
What if all else fails? (20 Don’ts)
Where to look for more information
1) More about motivation
Top motivators
Inspirational reading
Brain-building experiences
2) More about time management
Drawing the line
Organizational strategies
Habits and practical tactics
3) More about developing personal strengths
Cool heads prevail
Bringing out the best
Last words
About the Author

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