The Tutoring Center, Sammamish WA

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02/15/2015
As a parent, you’ve more than likely thought that it would be great if your children were more organized. From the morning rush of finding what to wear, finding homework, getting lunch in the backpack, and suddenly remembering that today is ‘show and tell,’ you’ve likely hoped for a more organized lifestyle. If this is the case for you and your family, then The Tutoring Center in Sammamish would like to help by providing 4 tips to help your child stay organized throughout the rest of the school year. 

Help your child to start the habit now of getting ready for school the night before. Encourage your child to set out clothes, get all of his or her supplies into a backpack, have lunch money, a snack, and any other necessary items for the following day, in their place. This will help you and your child to avoid some aspects of the previously mentioned morning rush. 

Introduce checklists to your child’s life. Though life is certainly more than the completion of tasks on a list, it is a great way to encourage organization. You can even help your child to create the checklist. Sit down and talk about all of the tasks that need to be completed in any given day and have your child help you list them by order of importance. As your child completes each task, there is a certain satisfaction in checking or crossing them off of the list. 

Don’t underestimate the importance of establishing a routine with your child. Set up and stick to a plan. If your child comes home directly after school, allow him or her to know that this is the time you want homework to be completed. You can also make time in this schedule for extra curricular activities, or even a bit of television watching. However, remember that homework takes priority and should be given the time needed to complete it. 

A fun way to aid in organizational efforts is to encourage your child to start a collection. Find something your child is passionate about, from books to rocks to stuffed animals, and encourage your child to keep them categorized. Helping your child to organize books in alphabetical order or rocks by the places they were found, you are showing your child the benefits of knowing where things are. 

Whether your child is a natural at organization or it’s something that needs to be taught, you’ll benefit from making these habits a reality in your home. Should you decide that your child is in need of some extra help to organize thoughts, increase attention span, and/or improve in an academic area, remember that The Tutoring Center is here for you. For tutoring in Sammamish, be sure to contact us to find out more about what we can do for you, 425-202-7306.

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