I have 3 kids: 2 teens and one elementary aged child. I don't have the procrastination problem at all. I think this is because I never let this problem "get away from me." At the very first signs of this type of behavior, there has to be immediate parental action so the behavior doesn't become an ingrained habit. I don't have advice for the parents who have this habit already instilled in kids. So, if I say, for example, to take out the trash, I might hear a sigh or a slight push-back, like "Can I do it after my show ends?" Uh-no, not after the show. Now. All I have to do is give them "the look" and they know life will be a lot better and easier for them if they do it now and do it quickly then to push the envelope. So, the answer to your question, I supposed, is to give them "the look." If they already associate "the look" with serious consequences, you don't even have to say a word. They just get up and do it. I choose to ignore any sighing, as long as they don't get carried away sighing all over the place.