How To Help Your Child Get Organized
If you have a child in school, you know that getting your child organized has become a big problem. It is not just about having them neatly organized in their books, but also their papers, in their folders, in their locker, and their backpack. I am going to share some strategies on how to help your child get organized in school. I have tried most of these strategies and they’ve helped me. For other tips, check out this post.
Set a good example
Set a good example for your child by being organized yourself. Be sure to show them how to file their papers. My oldest daughter is a perfectionist and wants everything to be neat and tidy. So every time I file papers she follows behind me. If I do not finish the file she folds the papers, so I don’t have to organize it in any way. It is important for her to see that filing a pile of papers does not mean that they are being thrown out. Bring them with you to the store to help Your child may see that you take care of your bills, your purse, and your purse. Bring your child with you when you do any of these things to show your child that you are organized. To show them that you are organized, you may have to bring some of these tasks to their level.
Get rid of extraneous, unnecessary items
Whether you’re talking about school or life, do not get rid of your kid’s stuff because it may be of sentimental value. If you do, you will have too much clutter and it will be impossible to organize. It is much better to give it to someone who is in need, and not just stuff you do not want anymore. For example, if you know someone is going to need baby clothes, donate them to a woman who is expecting them. Or, if you’re thinking about getting rid of a book that is been sitting on your bookshelf for years, put it on a book sale or other online search site to make money and help someone who wants a new book. Pick a zone of focus I know kids have a lot going on. When you are at home, do you organize everything in the house? Do you work in your office or home office?
Make a system
Choose a set of objects that are important to your child, that you can always find, and that is only available in your home. Make sure you choose a few items so that your child has a system in place. Depending on the age of your child, choose things like a spare uniform, a pencil case, a spare book, a photo album, a small bag, a small rucksack. Make sure your child knows the object’s name, so they can easily find it again. If they forget the name, they can look it up on their own. This doesn’t have to be expensive, but it will help a lot. Include a place to store it When your child needs a spare uniform, pencil case, photo album, or bag, they have to remember to bring it to school. Now, instead, they can have a place to put the spare object.
Children need to learn to be organized. School is the perfect environment for children to be organized. However, children have a tendency to drop everything when the going gets tough and this article is about how to help your child get organized We need to help children get organized and stay organized when school gets tough. If you have a son or daughter in school, let me know how you handle the issues that arise from having a child in school. About the Author: Jezebel Martin is the mother of 2 children and an author. She is an expert on getting children organized.