#79: Prepare to Be Distracted
Distractions surround our kids – their attention doesn’t stand a chance. There are TVs, video games, phones, tablets, computers, and apps. Distractions are a big problem because they interrupt our focus. Maintaining our focus while we work is really important. When we get distracted, it takes us longer to get back into whatever we were doing before – there are transaction costs to switching between activities. To help prepare kids to succeed this school year, start helping them make a plan to deal with distractions now so they can focus on their homework later.
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