Are you overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork that comes home with your child? Lunch menus, notes from the teacher, graded papers, homework, and artful creations are just a sampling of the types of paper you must wade through on a daily basis. Get it under control by following these guidelines:
• First off, dedicate a folder or 3-ring binder for papers that you frequently reference. You might place lunch menus, schedules, calendars, and class lists there. Keep it in the kitchen for easy access.
• Each day, sort through all papers that come home with your child. For those that require action (signing permission slips, writing checks, etc.), place them in a to-do tray and get them done by day’s end.
• Realize that although your child’s work is special and meaningful, not everything must be saved. Toss routine papers such as daily assignments. Save only those things that really showcase your child’s uniqueness: their first perfect spelling test, a special book report, an inspired illustration, or an art project that is truly wonderful. Remember: You don’t need to save everything. When you do, you can’t truly appreciate anything. In a storage box, save only those that make you smile, laugh, or cry. Twice a year, assist your child with a collection “viewing,” while sorting and downsizing a bit more.
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