Carrying too many heavy books in to school may not be smart. When your child uses an overweight backpack or doesn’t carry it correctly, it can cause damage to their back and shoulders, and create long-term health issues.
The new year is a great time to assess opportunities to get organized and kick off the year in a positive and efficient way. Being organized can positively affect almost every other aspect of your and your child’s life, in addition to making daily living less stressful. Eliminating clutter makes life more manageable, creates space for pursuing goals and dreams, and allows you to spend more time with those you love. Tackle the below tips all at once, or perhaps just one every month. Either will ensure you are making strides to a more organized and efficient 2018!
Start the year strong with my top 12 organizing tips for parents and families: (more…)
“Getting organized” is more than eliminating clutter and creating neat storage systems. One of the most important areas of organizing is task management. It’s never too early (or too late) to teach kids how to get and stay organized with schoolwork. The skills they learn now will carry over into high school, college, and ultimately, their careers and home management as adults. (more…)
Having a study space that is both comfortable and fully equipped with school supplies can make doing homework more efficient and fun.
Start by deciding where you like to do your homework. Some students prefer to study in a quiet, private environment while others prefer to be in a centrally located space (like the dining room or family room) around other family members. (more…)
I’ve had some students come to my office with backpacks that weigh as much as they do! Well, perhaps I’m exaggerating a bit, but in all seriousness, backpacks should not weigh more than 10 to 15% of a child’s body weight.
So, how can you help your children keep ‘em light and pack ‘em right this school year? (more…)
Now that school has just ended, are you wondering what to do with all of the masterpieces your children brought home during the school year? If you don’t have a system for organizing them, they can quickly take over both horizontal and vertical spaces. You may be relieved to know that you don’t have to save every single project your child makes!
Here are a few tips to help you hold on to memories while saving space: (more…)