Help Your Child Get Organized for Success

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Some Great Ideas That Help at Home
Dr. Mel Levine, professor of pediatrics at UNC Medical School

*Make a habit of sorting through your child's backpack every day.  Take care of permission slips, absence notes and anything else that requires immediate attention. Remove any artwork and loose papers and decide whether you would like to save it.  Consider an accordion file that can be easily used from year to year.

*Establish a special homework spot.  Younger children need to be encouraged to do their best work.  This is a perfect time to review lessons taught in school with your children.  

*When homework is complete, help your child learn organizational skills.  Help put things away and tidy up the work space.  Anything that is needed for the following day should be placed in the backpack immediately.  

*Organize your doorway for a speedy exit by placing backpacks and other things that need to go to school, by the door, the night before, eliminating that last minute search!

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