Back to School: Organizing Tips for Parents from http://www.sandrarief.com/

16 Sep

 

 

 

 

 

To get your son or daughter in gear for this new school year,  now is the time (if you haven’t already done so) for getting organized.  This is important for all kids, but particularly so for those with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities.  Help your child be ready and off to a fresh start with these tips:

Clean Out the Old

 

 

 

 

Make sure your child’s room is organized.  Hopefully, you’ve been working on this project during the summer.  But, if not…together with your son or daughter,  go through desk drawers, closets, and cabinets.  Sort through all of the previous year’s school papers and projects.  Determine what can be dumped or recycled, and what is to be saved.  Take advantage of today’s technology, by taking  digital pictures for an electronic portfolio of your child’s save-worthy work, art, and projects from last school year.    Then, store in labeled boxes or files just the most valuable items you want to keep.

 

 

 

In With the New

 

 

 

Whether they look forward to going back to school or not, shopping for new school clothes and supplies is exciting for almost every child.   Many schools provide a list of required or recommended school supplies for parents to purchase, or teachers may send home such a list.   When buying  the basics and required items, motivate your child by buying when possible his or her choice of backpack, lunchbox, and other school supplies  (as long as they are user-friendly for your child’s needs). 

 

Discuss and Plan the Homework Area

 

Now is the perfect time to explore different homework area options and create with your child a homework station/area that will be appealing to your son or daughter.  There are so many creative ideas for setting up homework stations within your child’s room, another area of the house, and portable ones that can be found on Pinterest board – Home Organization-Homework Areas

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