This informative guest post has been written by Wendy Dessler and you can find out more about her at the end of this post.
Even in primary school, children have more pressure on them than ever before. By the time they reach high-school they carry a full workload that would be a challenge for any adult. As a parent, we know learning to manage our time, be productive and block out distractions are skills that must be learnt to succeed in life.
There are apps that are designed to help children and adults do all of these things. Whether the student is completing or preparing for exams, these apps will give them the help they need to stay focused and productive.
Some of these apps will work well from high school, through college, and into business. Apps like Clockspot help track all the hours that are spent on a project. Knowing where your time is being used is the first step in controlling it and harnessing your power. This also gives you the knowledge of your work pace. You will soon know how much time you need to complete a certain project and that will help you become more efficient.
Learning to focus and maintain that focus is one of the most powerful tools you can give your child. But kids are easily distracted. From social media, mobile phones, computers, television and video games, there is always something screaming for their attention. FocusON is one of the best apps available to help with this issue. It is a free download and it is easy to use. It is also difficult to turn off once you have set and activated it. This will discourage your kids from trying to stop the app when you walk away.
We are a globally social community. Social media sites are part of our everyday routine. We feel we have to know where everyone is and what everyone is doing 24/7. But when it is time to work, study or write, it is time to be antisocial for the duration. This app blocks any of the social media sites that you set as a distraction. You set the length of time and for that period of time, there will be no social interaction.
Sometimes we need to get a good look at the whole picture. That is what this app does. It allows you to see how much time you (or your teenager) spends each day on social media, YouTube and any other site that you frequent. It runs quietly in the background of the computer and then gives you a report that will outline what you did, and how long you did it. This amazing tool lets you see how much time you are wasting each day and that allows you to correct it. While we all know we spend a little too much time on different sites, we are often shocked when we see just how much time. This also allows parents to change emerging patterns in their child.
Activating these apps will give you the power to mould yourself into a more efficient and productive person and teaching these skills to your children is an invaluable asset to them that will remain throughout their lives.
About the author: Wendy is a super-connector with OutreachMama and Towering who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.