Bust Your BUTS: Tips for Teens Who Procrastinate


Just released!



Joanne Foster, Ed.D.


This book is for teens who struggle with procrastination. There are hundreds of tips in this book to help them get rid of some “buts” that are common to procrastinators:


  • I have too much to do
  • I don’t feel well
  • I might do badly
  • I’m confused
  • I get distracted
  • I’d rather do something else instead
  • Other people keep pestering me.


“Bust Your BUTS” helps teens be productive, use time better, and become more successful. This book is a worthy companion to Dr. Joanne Foster‘s popular Not Now Maybe Later: Helping Children Overcome Procrastination.


Available NOW from Great Potential Press

ISBN 13 digit: 978-1-935067-33-7


Price: $18.95



Bust Your BUTS is a rich resource that teaches teens how to get themselves unstuck when they procrastinate. Dr. Foster makes sense of the reasons why we procrastinate and compassionately creates awareness around these unspoken obstacles to productivity. She avoids blame and opens the door for lasting change by providing valuable insights and offering simple tips to move her readers forward. Filled with encouragement and practical steps, Bust Your BUTS empowers teens to find what drives them to where they want to go in life.

Sherlyn Pang Luedtke
Speaker, Trainer, and Author
#1 Best Seller, The Mommy Advantage

Joanne Foster… is one of those few authors who take a multi-modal approach to the problem, because let’s face it- there ARE sometimes good personal reasons for procrastinating, good external reasons for putting things off, and robust reasons for delaying those insipid things that need to be done! If you want to be more productive, get things done – and get your kids and students to ” get er done” – then pick up a copy of this book – without delay.

Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy, Professor at Eastern New Mexico University; Editor, Gifted Education International

All teens will enjoy this quick, light, practical guide to overcoming procrastination. Whether they delay what needs to be done only on occasion or make a regular habit of it, they will find that Joanne Foster has come to the rescue with great tips to inspire, motivate and most important, break free of procrastination. Easy to read, understand and apply, the strategies in Bust Your Buts will be appreciated for a lifetime.

Sarah Chana Radcliffe, M.Ed.C.Psych., Author of “The Fear Fix

Sensible solutions for all different types of procrastinators. This book is full of the right skills and resources to address procrastination. A must-have for teens—and educators and parents. It is such a usable guide that anyone could use it effectively.

Sylvia Kwan, Teacher

Bust your BUTS is just the book we’ve been waiting for! Full of tips and pointers, this book is immediately useful to teens who ruminate over the myriad reasons to avoid starting that project. Joanne Foster has pinpointed many of the common reasons why teens procrastinate. With compassionate understanding, the author acknowledges the difficulties of the ‘BUTS’ and then expertly addresses these concerns with tips that are ‘doable’ in a step-by-step manner. This is a book I would highly recommend to students, parents and educators.

Barbara Williams, Special Education Consultant, and Program Lead for Learning Disabilities, Gifted, and Enrichment

Finally! Some practical advice to help teens who are stymied by procrastination. It’s easy to read, and being able to flip around the book BY DESIGN without a chronological approach, is user friendly. There’s a wide variety of inspirational quotes, and plenty of useful advice to help students take responsibility. Every teen should read this book.

James V. McManamy, High school teacher

USE THIS BOOK! We all know the “buts” because we fall back on them all the time. What this book provides are the “tips.” They are realistic, practical, and easy to follow. Don’t procrastinate. Read this book today.

Judy Winberg, Educational Consultant


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