Welcome, Jessica Hawkins to The Kid Organizer!!! We are so lucky to have Jessica join us at TKO. She brings a wealth of knowledge and valuable experience from her work as the Associate Director of The Office of Disability Services at a major University. Here are some wise tips Jessica is sharing with our parents […]
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Using Technology for Homework – Can It Work with My Child?
I’m a big fan of Tali and GetScreen! She’s our Guest Blogger this month and has a lot to share. By Tali Orad Technology as a Homework Helper With technology at the everyone’s disposal, especially kids, we see more and more students using it for their homework. Student surveyed shows almost third are using a […]
“Just 5 More Minutes, Mom!”: Best Tip To Make Life Easier In The Morning.
Every client, and I mean EVERY CLIENT who works with us, has some sort of issue with time management. Parents will often report that their child procrastinates, will wait until the last minute to start or complete an assignment, or will often run late for school. Some parents note that the mornings are challenging because […]
The End Of The School Year: Are You Micromanaging Your Child?
Projects are due, essays are being typed, quizzes and subject tests are piling up and the final exams are listed on the school homepages. If your child was feeling overwhelmed with schoolwork before June, I’m sure he’s feeling inundated with the last round up of school assignments and tests. As the parent, I have no […]
Executive Functions In The Disorganized Child
Not every disorganized child has ADHD. Children who are disorganized probably have some challenges with Executive Functions. These are housed in the frontal lobes of our brain and do not fully develop until we are in our early 20’s. The EF’s (as I like to call them) run the show when it comes to organization. […]
Why Do Some Kids Struggle With Planning?
Ann has a report due on Monday that will count for 25% of her English grade. Mom feels that she needs to nag Ann to start this report because Ann will always wait to the last minute to start her assignments. Despite the increased tension anxiety felt in the house from Mom’s nagging, Ann won’t […]
Organizing The Homework Area
When I was a contributing writer for Specialism.com, I wrote the following post to help parents organize the homework area. Hope you find the info helpful… Now that we are slowly establishing the school year routine, one of the most important (let’s face it, they’re all important) aspects of the daily grind for kids is […]
Is It ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most discussed neurological disorders. Research indicates that there has been a 53% increase in the diagnosis of ADHD in the past decade, with some 6.4 million children between ages 4-17 years old receiving a diagnosis That’s a lot of kids! The diagnosis isn’t just for boy: there […]