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Organizational Skills: How Parents Can Help Kids Get It Together

Success in school isn't just about kids working up to their full potential in math, reading, science and social studies. A child's ability to thrive academically is directly related to his or her mastery of assignments, due dates, having the right books and handouts ready when needed, and finding the tools needed for the homework at hand.

In other words, your child needs to get organized, and it's not as hard as you might think. For certain kids, these skills come naturally, and for others, lost homework and missed deadlines may be a constant, frustrating routine. But every child can make big strides in organization with a little help from parents and some simple steps.

Below are links to articles written by staff at the NYU Child Study Center with tips for how parents can help their kids get organized for success.

A Backpack Plan of Attack: Organizational Skills Are in the Bag

Getting It Together: Helping Your Child Organize His Way to Success