Itâ€™s back to school time and that means back to morning chaos, homework disorganization, and dealing with massive amounts of information between school and home. We were sent some interesting tips that highlight some lesser-known ways for keeping kids organized for school.
Itâ€™s normal for kids to generate chaos and disorganization (it comes with the territory), but being organized is a learned skill that is developed over time. With guidance and practice, kids can develop an effective approach to becoming organized.
Amy Morris, single Mom of two teenagers and founder of GotFamilyGetOrganized.com, offers these unique tips to help your kids start the school year with a check plus.
5 Ways To Keep Kids Organized
Hub Of The House â€“ Create a central location to hang a bulletin board that will hold important school and family information. Teach kids to update the calendar upon receiving new information and get in the habit of checking it the night before for the following dayâ€™s activities so that they can prepare in advance.
GotFamilyGetOrganized.com â€“ An organized parent sets a good example. This website stores in a unique, simplified, and easy to use format, important family information: school schedules and extracurricular activities, social and sport information, and medical, just to name a few, and it is all available in a central location that can be accessed anytime and anywhere â€“ from any computer, iPad, or
Organize Backpacks â€“ A backpack is your childâ€™s personal assistant. Teach them how to keep it neatly organized by only filling them with necessary school day items and keeping out unnecessary loose papers, non-school items and liquids.
Make Lists â€“ Teaching kids to make and prioritize lists will provide them with a greater sense of accomplishment – as they complete items and their lists become smaller, they will feel more productive and they have a greater sense of satisfaction in themselves. Kids will take ownership for their tasks, shape their own time, and gain greater independence.
Student File Storage â€“ Teach your kids to sort and effectively file school papers in an organized manner. It will be crucial to them at exam time â€“ especially if midterm and end of year final exams are inclusive of all the material covered to date.
Organization is an awesome opportunity for kids to gain self-confidence and independence and not lose their sanity or you lose yours.
About Amy Morris
Got Family? Get Organized!Â©, combines Amy’s organizational expertise, business savvy and entrepreneurial drive into another, easy to use family organizer – and it’s available on your PC. Got Family? Get Organized!Â© was created to keep up with the ever increasing demands on parental time. Using Internet technologies, it makes the task of organizing family activities and information more efficient than ever before.
Amy is a Massachusetts native and a graduate of George Washington University. With a degree in accounting, Amy worked in the financial and securities trading business for a number of years, holding senior management positions at Coopers and Lybrand, Price Waterhouse, Cantor Fitzgerald, New York, and Cantor Fitzgerald, London. Since leaving the 9-5 corporate world, Amy has engaged herself in several projects including her recent bestseller, Got Kids? Get Organized!Â©.
Amy’s newest venture, Got Family? Get Organized!Â©, is an online, at-a-glance, organizer that is designed to keep up with the increasingly complex needs of today’s busy families. It allows all types of information — from school schedules and extracurricular activities, to social events and sports team information, to medical and travel information — to be stored and easily accessed any time, from any computer.
Papers at home? Work? No problem anymore. Organize your family from anywhere you have Internet access. You’ve got a family, now let Amy and Got Family? Get Organized!Â©, get the job done.
Amy currently resides, HAPPILY EVER ORGANIZED, in Boca Raton, Florida.