organization checklists/books for kids?

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Registered: 06-20-2000
organization checklists/books for kids?
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Wed, 04-21-2010 - 11:52am
Hi ladies!
Hoping to find out if there are any detailed organization plans intended for use by kids - for their room, their homework, their desk, their lives. Kind of like flylady or justmommies.com, but focused on stuff kids need to get done to "keep it together"?
My girls have read Get Organized without Losing It and it is great, but not all-encompassing.
Both my kids are quite independent (read: more inclined to take advice from a book than from me, lol.)
Thanks!
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Registered: 06-10-2007
Wed, 04-21-2010 - 12:19pm
I am not sure about books, but we used a flip book and a check list. When dd was younger we had a flip book for morning, with pictures of shirts, socks etc. When she got a bit older we used a checklist, for brushing teeth, homework, anything really.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Registered: 06-20-2000
Wed, 04-21-2010 - 2:01pm
Thanks!
Tried a checklist on paper, on whiteboard, etc... she doesn't care & it ends up being too much of a struggle. Just thinking since my younger one especially has just discovered the joy of reading (finally! She's 8!), a book (not written by me) might be a better route. :-)
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Registered: 04-20-2006
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 11:57pm

My son was always disorganized, no matter what kind of "system" I put in place to help him. Everything changed when I read "Organizing the Disorganzed Child" by Kutscher & Moran. The book was a total eye opener for me - I found out