Podcast for Parents: When Your Teenager or Pre-Schooler Can’t Get Started on a Task | Steve Barkley and Deborah Kris

July 6, 2022

Steve Barkley, an education consultant, published this Ponders Outloud podcast on June 21, 2022.

Deborah Farmer Kris, child development expert and author, shares the Pomodoro Technique and how parents can use it to assist learners in starting a task. This technique can lower anxiety and decrease what, at times, becomes a youngster-parent struggle. Parents can use the strategy for themselves too.

You may also be interested in reading articles written by Deborah Farmer Kris, our Senior Parenting Columnist, for Intrepid Ed News, such as Teach Your Kids This Simple Strategy for Improving Focus: Pomodoro Technique | Deborah Farmer Kris.

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Deborah Farmer Kris

A writer, teacher, parent, and child development expert, Deborah Farmer Kris writes regularly for PBS KIDS for Parents and NPR’s MindShift; her work has been featured several times in The Washington Post; and she is the author of the All the Time picture book series (coming out in 2022) focused on social-emotional growth. A popular speaker, Deborah has a B.A. in English, a B.S. in Education, and an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology. Mostly, she loves finding and sharing nuggets of practical wisdom that can help kids and families thrive — including her own. You can follow her on Twitter @dfkris, contact her at [email protected], or visit her website: Parenthood365 (https://www.parenthood365.com/)