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Old 03-31-2004, 10:53 AM   #1
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Tips for keeping 9 yr old organized

My son has been having a lot of trouble keeping organized. He has add, his main problems have been focus. He looses his homework and other papers that he needs. I have tried to help him keep organized, but i'm not sure what to do,we got him his own desk so that his papers/homework could be kept in one spot and not mix with other papers, that hasn't helped at all. I try to remind him to put school papers in his backpack so that he remembers to take them back to school, that doesn't help. Any tips would be great.

 
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Old 04-01-2004, 08:15 AM   #2
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Re: Tips for keeping 9 yr old organized

Hi MandyAnne,

Sorry you haven't gotten an answer. I expect the majority of us with ADD kids struggle with this issue! All I've been able to figure out is that those backpacks must be monsters that *eat* homework!

When my most severly affected son was 9, I still had to look over his shoulder to be sure that homework got put in the backpack - reminding him just wasn't enough help. The other thing we did that helped was put a pocketed divider in the front of his binder that was only to be used for homework: if it was there when he came home, it was homework. If it was there when he got to school, it was to be turned in.

At that age, I tried to remember every weekend to help him go through his binder/backpack/desk and sort what to keep and what could be discarded.

As he's gotten older, he hasn't needed that much help (although organization is still an issue).

 
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