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Quick-view: 6 Ways to Teach Your Child Organization

Learning organizational skills and how to prioritize time is important. Organizational skills are the set of life skills that enables someone to succeed in so many diverse areas of life. Here are some ways to teach those skills.
Children have to learn how to deal with a busy social calendar and the attention that their schooling requires if they are to excel. Albeit, it becomes more difficult as time passes, fortunately, it is never too late.
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Goal:
Get A Breath From The Chaos. No longer be a slave to the tyranny of the urgent
Action:
Triage- It is worth the pause to figure everything out and plantar. Starting, rather knowing where to start, is often the most difficult. Organize the tasks. For example:
  • By easiest to accomplish first (A personal favorite)
  • By due date
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Goal:
Avoid Surprises- Don’t let long term projects creep up on you unaware.
Action:
Set small intermediate and attainable goals then place it in your organization tool. And, build the habit of using a singular calendar/method that will keep everything together.
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Goal:
Simplify- Sorry to state the obvious.  But, most of us do not have the natural inclination to be organized. Make the process easy.
Action:
Have a place right by the door to put everything in and set a time every day to sort and prioritize (Step 1 and 2)
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Goal:
Make It Obvious- Provide a visual coding system so that you can readily identify the organization system
Action:
Color coding seems to work for a lot of people. For example, red is urgent, yellow is approaching, and green has some time left before the assignments or projects are due. You could use bins, sticky notes or anything else that helps grab you and your child everyone’s attention.  Provide that visual cue almost all of us need.
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Goal:
Make It More Obvious- Make it big enough and visual enough for both child and parent to see.
Action:
Using a whiteboard or a chalkboard that is conspicuous, organized, editable, and up-to-date helps everyone know what is happening. Parents can use the school data management system to keep themselves informed.
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Goal:
Keep It Neat And Clean- Only note the necessities. Details go with the assignment.
Action:
Pair down your notations enough; but, not too little so that everything is at a glance. I would suggest the following:
  • Beginning and end dates
  • Assignment title or brief name
  • Materials or special needs (Poster board or something else that would be needed.)

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