Without structure, young people are likely to struggle with managing their time. This means that they may not complete set work, or overwork way beyond what they should. When working independently, young people can falsely assume all their time should be spent studying, but this can lead to stress and burn out. Young people should be encouraged to work hard, but they also need adequate sleep and leisure time to recharge and relax.
You can support them to manage their time while seizing the opportunity to build their time management and organisational skills.