HCPS Parent-Council – Speaker Series 2016 Presents…

Dr. Tim Pychyl, Director of the Centre for Initiative in Education and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University presents: Why don’t they just do it? Understanding our children’s procrastination on Thursday January 28th, 2016 at 7pm in the school gym.

speaker series imageAs parents know, procrastination begins early with our kids saying things like,

“I don’t feel like it.”

“I don’t want to.”

“I’ll feel more like it tomorrow.”

“I’ll do more on the weekend.”


In fact, research reveals that 95% of students report procrastinating on their school work. Many are troubled by this needless delay, as it is related to poorer academic performance, decreased well-being and even health problems.

In this 1-hour presentation with Q&A, Dr. Tim Pychyl will summarize why we procrastinate, the consequences of this self-regulation failure and strategies for change. Together we’ll look at how to solve the procrastination puzzle with a particular emphasis on the development of emotional intelligence and skills to enhance willpower.

Tim is also a Huntley parent where his children are in grades 3 and 5. He has been researching and writing about procrastination for over 20 years. The author of Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A concise Guide to Strategies for Change (Tarcher / Penguin, 2013), Tim has traveled across the country consulting and speaking to a wide range of professionals and school groups. To learn more before the session, see procrastination.ca for access to Tim’s research, Psychology Today blog or iProcrastinate podcast.