Researcher: Time management problems, not laziness, cause poor achievement

12/16/2003 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

In an interview, pediatric researcher Mel Levine discusses what he terms "output failures," or breakdowns in productivity, evidenced in 10% to 12% of children. Instead of thinking in terms of "potential" or "laziness," he believes adults should help children with problems accomplishing short-term goals by giving them time management tools.

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