Was reading "Making it all work" and DA mentioned a 3-year-old having a temper tantrum over cleaning his room. Once dad implemented GTD by 1. "collecting" all of the toys in a box and 2. going through each item in the box one at a time and putting it away, the child was less overwhelmed.
I don't have kids yet, but I am curious whether parents here have had success implementing GTD for their children. As DA says, it is a "natural planning model", so I think most children would have some success with it.
I imagine it would not exist in the traditional form, but would instead become like cognitive or workflow training. For example, having "collection sites" of baskets in several places of the house, asking children to review their calendar and assignments for next week (a weekly review), 2-minute rule, making checklists, etc.
For those who have done this:
1. When and how did you start introducing the GTD process to your child?
2. If you used it for more than one child, did it work better for one? For example, did it work better or worse for a forgetful/creative child compared to a naturally responsible one? Did you have to do things differently depending on the personality of the child?
3. What challenges did you encounter with GTD as it relates to children?
4. What was the best thing about it?
5. Did you develop a lexicon for certain pieces of GTD, for example "calendar time" for a weekly review? Or did you ask them to do GTD in a less structured way?
6. If you started this more than a year ago, how has it evolved as your child has grown?
7. Did you help the child implement any of the perspective pieces, like helping children develop higher-level goals? If so, how did that work out?
8. Do your kids totally think you're a lame geekazoid and the meanest parent ever for making them do this stuff?
GTD seems like a great natural way to help kids learn organization and I'm wondering how GTD-minded parents are transferring it to their kids.