I'm fine(ish) when a project is completely mine, such as "repair my car", but what about things that I am not completely responsible for? One example I have is my children's homework. I recently built a model volcano with my 8 year old son and I treated it as a GTD project because I was leading doing it with him. I ordered materials, set aside time to do it, etc. However, my 10 year old is old enough to do her homework herself most of the time but won't unless I keep reminding her. Homework varies from a week to a whole term (semester?). My input varies from "why haven't you done it yet?" to sitting with them and going through research. I am just as responsible and likely to help with homework as my wife is, and even our friends may help if they are visiting. My children are also responsible. It's obvious to me that my children's education is an area of focus, but how do I handle these "projects" when either myself, or my wife, or my children can do them? If I ignore them my children will do nothing. If I over-manage them it gets frustrating. Another example is organising my son's school trip. We've got packing to do, buying things for him to take, paying for the trip.. etc. However, myself and my wife are equally responsible for doing this. Not sure if it matters, but my wife does not do GTD and has no interest in it. She does things by scribbling out a todo list on a scrap of paper each day and somehow runs a PTFA as well as the children!