As you ponder how to best help the kids in your life be more organized (and therefore, more successful) in school, consider what’s troubled them (and you) the most in the past. Once you define their challenges, concentrate on simple solutions, and watch them reach new academic heights.
Here are some common student organizational challenges and solution paths.
Challenge: Struggling to complete homework. There is no defined study area and/or time. School supplies are hard to find.
SOLUTION: Determine when and where child will do after-school homework.
Set up a homework “command central.”
Challenge: Time management issues, such as being frequently late for school or activities. SOLUTION: Teach your child to use tools such as planners or calendars to track activities, upcoming tests, and assignment due dates.
Challenge: Difficulty maintaining a clean desk or locker, resulting in disorganization at school.
SOLUTION: Pop in before or after school periodically to help your child organize his desk. Give older children proper tools and advice to organize their lockers.
If you notice your children struggling because of disorganization, don’t wait until it’s too late to give or get help. Discuss issues with the teacher, create a strategy for success with your child, and consider bringing in a professional organizer for added guidance, support, and creative ideas. © 2016 Articles on Demand™
Remember, if your child needs organizational support to thrive and succeed in school, you are cordially invited to contact ...
Donna LaRoche, M.Ed., Professional Organizer Serving Cape Cod, MetroWest and Eastern Massachusetts Contact: 617.640.2366 www.energizeandorganize.com
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