I think today more than any other time, being able to organize is a key life skill that we all have to MASTER!
Technology has given us some great advancements and I improved a lives in certain ways. The same technology that has improved our lives has also given us an always on life style – there is very little down time and way too much information for anyone to manage.
There are books and seminars that you as an adult can attend or read, but what about our kids. How are we going to help them master this very difficult process. For some it can be really easy, but I think for most it is something that has to be learned and our kids need our help.
Ten Ways to Help Your Child Get Organized
by Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities
Developing good organizational skills is a key ingredient for success in school and in life. Although some people are by nature more organized than others, anyone can put routines and systems in place to help a child “get it together.” The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities has compiled a list of strategies that you can use to help your child get — and keep — her life under control.
1. Use checklists.
Help your child get into the habit of keeping a “to-do” list. Use checklists to post assignments, household chores, and reminders about what materials to bring to class. Your child should keep a small pad or notebook dedicated to listing homework assignments. Crossing completed items off the list will give him a sense of accomplishment.