Organizing the Disorganized Child

With school starting, it’s a great time to help kids with their organizational skills. Here is a wonderful book filled with tips to help you and your children as they go back to school! “Organizing the Disorganized Child” by Martin L. Kutscher and Marcella Moran is packed with helpful, straight-forward strategies for getting the correct work home from school, planning the work, and getting it back to where it belongs. It also includes tips that will help every child – disorganized or not – improve reading, note taking, studying and test taking. Find more tips on Facebook from Organizing the Disorganized Child!...

Back to School Time!

It’s never too early (or too late) to teach kids how to get and stay organized with schoolwork. The skills they learn now will carry over into high school, college, and ultimately, their careers and home management as adults. For all kids, here are some general tips or rules of thumb for getting the kids back on a schedule: Pick a bedtime, shut off electronics an hour before bedtime to give their brains ” a rest”. Transitions are difficult. Going from staying up late and sleeping in during the summer to walking up early and doing homework isn’t an easy transition. It’s helpful to acknowledge this and try to start the new sleep schedule a week or so before school starts. Pack the backpacks the night before, choose the clothes the night before and do the same for lunches.  Don’t forget to plan out breakfast. I love these Rubbermaid products for easy back to school lunches! Check them out! Mornings will flow more smoothly once you create an out-the-door plan to get everyone on the road with everything they need for the day. Wouldn’t it be nice if you never received another “I forgot my soccer cleats” calls from your kids at school? Going to a new school is very difficult. Remember it may be exciting to you to see your kids advance to a new level of academics, but they may not know the kids, the layout, the schedule, or the demands that will be placed upon them. This is especially true for the move into middle school or high school. Most schools host open houses for new kids and parents, and...