15 Time Wasters Successful Parents Avoid by Crystal Horton

We have 24 hours in a day, 1,440 minutes in each day and 86,400 minutes in a week. How we choose to spend that time differentiates and defines each and every one of us as parents. Time can only be wasted, leveraged or invested, not created. Here are the 15 time wasters successful parents avoid.

1 – Failing to Listen

Parents that fail to listen to their child’s new ideas, input or opinions slows down the bonding process.

2 – Not Finishing

Parents that fall back on what they said they would do, create trust issues with their child. For example, promising to play lego’s then falling back on that promise.

3- Working Late 

Repeatedly working late, while at home, will numb a parents mind and disconnect from their family.

4 – Lack of Focus 

Lack of concentration sets the example for their child to follow in all areas of their life.

5 – Poor Planning 

Bad judgement on a parents part does not necessitate an emergency on their child’s part.

6 – Technology 

Keep paying attention to that phone, all the likes and comments will control everything.

7 – Bite off more than they can chew 

Over volunteering will over complicate your family life. Is this the example you want to teach your children?

8 – Unscheduled interruptions 

The fastest way to derail focus.

9 – Bad delegation

Delegating the wrong task to an individual creates more to do.

10 – Poor Organization

Lack of routines will rule an unproductive day/week/month/year.

11 – Procrastination

Putting things off is a parent’s number one thief of goals.

12 – Unproductive

Pointless family meetings define your family values.

13 – Indecisiveness

Lack of decision making creates indecisive children.

14 – Lack of  Learning

A parents lack of effects their child’s continuing education.

15. Disengaging

Uninvolved parenting stated the parent is too busy or self-involved.


Time can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Parents that understand how to effectively manage their time accomplish great things for themselves and their children.

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now. – Alan Lakein

Create a great day, friends.
Crystal