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What's the Deal With Teens and Time Management: A Parent's Guide to Helping Your Teen Succeed

What's the Deal With Teens and Time Management: A Parent's Guide to Helping Your Teen Succeed

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What’s the Deal with Teens and Time Management” takes parents step-by-step through the basics of teaching teens the time management skills needed to succeed—at school, work, and in life!
In a readable, breezy and witty fashion, Josel opens the door to the world of time management, what it means, why it’s important, and why your teen probably doesn’t “get it.” Throughout the book, Josel offers up “Triple Ts” – her tried and true Tips, Tools, and Techniques – to provide support and guidance for parents to help their teens understand, develop and implement time management skills.


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  • The FIVE mindsets parents need to start their teen on the journey of time management awareness.
  • How to create a “Personal Homework Profile” to better understand how your teen tackles homework.
  • How to help your teen create a time sense and develop “future awareness”.
  • How to pick an appropriate paper or electronic academic planner and how to properly plan their time.
  • How to create a peaceful and calm morning routine to get your teen out the door.
  • Case studies, useful resources, Leslie’s straight talk and much, much more!

I LOVE the book! Outstanding Wealth of Knowledge About Time Management For Teens!

"...I highly recommend this book! I am so happy and impressed with the amount of valuable content in "What's the Deal with Teens and Time Management?" Leslie incorporates her professional and personal experiences throughout her book, as she takes you on the journey of learning time management skills that work for teens...In summary, Leslie the author has excellent credentials and demonstrates a sincere passion regarding the topic of time management for teens. The reader benefits greatly from all the research Leslie has done on this topic. "What's the Deal with Teens and Time Management?" is a beautifully written book by an author who sincerely cares about her readers..." -- Deb, review

parent reading bookLoved your book Leslie! My highlights -
  • Mindset #3 - It's Not About The Outcome, But How They Get There.
  • Mindset #4 - Raise Problem Solvers, not direction followers.
  • Your planner - of course
  • Where should my teen do his homework.
  • Procrastination
  • Body doubling

And of course FOMO!!!!" -- Cara B.

"Leslie is the perfect combination of researcher, teacher, and organizer that lead her down the path to helping others for 11 years. This book combines the advice she gives to parents, teachers, and students on how to manage time.

One of my favorite parts of the book, not only helps with teaching teens time management, but it also helped me have a better relationship with my adult teenage daughter. I don’t want to give it away, but make sure you read page 18!" READ FULL REVIEW -- Kelly,


"I also purchased your book, your book is incredible. I read your book cover to cover and then I read it again with my daughter." -- Barbara L.


Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Time Management Tips for Teens

If you have watched your child write his first research paper or study for an important exam, you have probably noticed some time management issues. There are so many more interesting and fun things to do than to spend several hours studying or writing weeks before something is due. You may have resorted to constant nagging or cringed as your teen flipped into panic mode at the last minute. I was intrigued when I was offered the chance to review a time management book specifically addressing the time management issues of teens. What۪s the Deal with Teens and Time Management? by Leslie Josel attempts to teach parents the best way to help their teens develop better time management skills. As with almost any book about teens today, the author spends some time addressing the not-quite fully developed executive function center of the brain. Personally, I would love to see someone do a study as to whether the way teens are parented today has somehow stunted the growth of the executive function area of the brain. I have seen many teens who have better developed executive function skills than most of the adults I know. I would imagine their parents have worked to help them learn and practice these skills many times during their young life. Once the author moves past this executive function caveat as to why her methods may not work, she really does break down the time management issues in understandable ways. Her tips are practical and should be easily taught to the average teen. I appreciate the author for giving readers sample charts and tables to use when helping their teens. There is a lot of practical advice covering everything from homework to getting ready in the morning to how technology is changing time management. She also gives a list of additional resources and other things to have your child checked for if her strategies don۪t help. While this book does۪t cover every issue or tip on time management, it is a quick, easy read with enough practical tips to be helpful. If your teen is struggling with time management issues, this book may be what you need to get him on track. This book was given to me for free in exchange for my honest review.

It is easy to read and gives clear and easy directions

Given To Me For An Honest Review What's the Deal with Teens and Time Management by Leslie Josel is a book that both parents and teens should read together. This book is geared toward ages 12-18 and grades 5-12. It is easy to read and gives clear and easy directions. The tips and guidelines can be used immediately. Throughout the book Leslie Josel uses her Triple T's - Tips, Tools & Techniques. In this book you'll learn: The 5 mindsets parents need, How to create a personal homework profile for your teen, how to help create a time sense for your teen, how to pick an appropriate academic planner for you teen and there will be case studies and other resouces for your use. Time management doesn't come naturally but it can be learned. This is a small book but it has a huge amount of information to use. It can be used in other ways too. Sometimes adults can use time management also. I gave this book 5 stars but it deserves more. I recommend this book to everyone. I look for more from Leslie Josel.

Nacho Eguiarte
Trouble with mixing teens and time management?

This book will give you tips to solve that problem. In a very direct and simple manner, you can develop a plan to help your children, giving them tools to learn how to manage time and activities; creating a very real sense on how much time is needed to get things done. Although is focus on how to help teens, all advises can work even with adults who never learnt to manage their time. I don't have children but this book is so simple and accurate, surely you'll find an answer to your questions. It'll help me with some issues. Leslie Josel really put together in a light and easy-to-read book, knowledge and wisdom. Why should you read a huge book when the strategies are so simple and the goals achievable? If time is a non-renewable resource, it's very important to get a quick grip, and have your teens not only organized and with a well sense of time, also having them focus to have success in school and real life. But remember, reading this book is not like a magic pill, you and your teen have to put some effort and practice, practice and practice. With practice comes mastery.

Lupine Smile
Good strategy guide

I would like to thank Bostick Communications and the author, Leslie Josel, for giving me a copy of What's the Deal with Teens and Time Management to read and review. Besides teaching time management skills, this book teaches teenagers how to focus for success in life. From the beginning, the author cautions parents to not stress out, be on a schedule, or expect a quick fix. Not all strategies will work for everyone, or are even necessary. One of the main points in the book is on page 76 "Teens want to do well. And succeed. They just want to do it in their own way." The advice in this book, for the most part, makes sense and can be applied to adults as well as teenagers. Writing down a time map to see how long it takes you to accomplish certain goals can be helpful for those in the workplace as well as teenagers. I highly recommend this book, as it is a good way to open a dialogue with your teens.

Sue West, Organizing & ADHD Coach
Change the relationship you have with your teen

If you want to figure out how to talk with your middle or high school student about time management, you'll love the creative, practical and heartfelt strategies from the author. She's been there, so her voice is encouraging and understanding. The book's organization makes it easy to quickly find a strategy for whatever is going on right now, so I'd keep it near you all the time. It's full of ideas, and many are ones you won't have heard before. She gets inside the parent's head and the teen's so it's as if you have a coach right there with you. I'll share two ideas so you can see how useful and new they are. One is about physical organizing, to include a row in the teen's academic planner for "organizing," so that the locker/planner/knapsack get cleaned out daily. And two is not only to have the planner with homework (and organizing time!) written down, but also, each night, to right out a "homework plan." That's more specific: what order of things he she will work on and a time estimate for each. And also deciding on whether to start with a difficult or easier task first is key. It's all empathetic, creative, practical and engaging. Her voice will help change the relationship you have with your teen as well as the relationship you both have with time management. Even if time management isn't your strength, Leslie gives you all you need here.

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