Help Your Teen Be Better Organized
Is your teenager a little disorganized? If so, that's normal. Your student probably has more responsibilities than ever before, and juggling them can be difficult.
Here are some ways you can help:
- Establish a regular time and place for doing homework. Discuss when and where your teen is most productive. (In front of the TV is not an option.)
- Encourage your teen to make daily to-do lists. They're great reminders, and it feels great to cross off finished tasks.
- Use a portable timer. Have your teen set it whenever it is difficult to stick to a schedule, such as while watching videos or doing homework.
- Teach your teen to break large tasks into small parts. For example, if there is a paper due in two weeks, have your student plan and schedule each step needed to complete it.
- Have your teen make time for a work area clean-up at least once a week. Doing this over the weekend will help your student start each week organized.
- Establish regular readiness routines. For example, before bed, your teen might lay out clothes for the next day and pack up everything needed for school.
- Set a good example. If you're organized, your teen is more likely to be organized, too.
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