They’ll start managing their own time. A kid who can manage their own time will be able to complete assignments without rushing or missing the deadline, and you won’t have to nag them to get their homework done all the way up to bedtime. Doesn’t that sound nice? (Okay, there might still be some nagging required.) How do you help your kid learn to do this? For starters, get them a watch if they don’t already have one. Even though digital clocks abound these days, make sure they can actually read an analog clock (because they’ll need to at some point!). Instead of telling them it’s time to turn off the TV and do their homework, ask them to consider how many homework assignments they have, how long they think those assignments will take, and how much time they have to get it all done.