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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Works for Me Wednesday

Actually, this is a "I hope it works for me" entry.

My 11 YO is very smart but cannot organize his way out of a rice paper bag. Part of it is a refusal to do so. I have tried many things to help him keep his room from becoming a black hole. I removed all of the dressers and put in open shelves so he could see what he has. I need to go an purge his clothing again. He had a trash can and a laundry hamper easily accessible (no lids), but trash and clothings still fall to the floor and stay there. I have temporarily shifted focus away from his room and an working on his school-related paper flow.

I read this book "The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond." And I am going to implement her binder and desktop file box system for him. My hope is that homeowrk assignments will amke it home and back to school to be turned in and not lost in the recesses of his backpack.

I have been looking for help in teaching him Organizational skills for a long time. I was thrilled to find this book. I'm an not expecting miracles. The author said things will fall apart from time to time, but hopefully the putting back together process will be a bit easier.

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org junkie said...

Hi, I always love the WFMW posts that deal with organization. This is great one...I'm constantly working on this with my 9 year old (the 6 year old gets it). I will definitely add this topic as a post to do in the future. Thanks for sharing...I've never heard of that book. Laura

Mom2fur said...

I've never been able to get my son organized, either. He's 16 now and school is a struggle for him.(He's getting help with that.) You are very, very wise to see how you can tackle this problem now. Believe me, it won't get any easier by the time he reaches high school. Now's the time to get those good habits started, so I say: Good for You!!!