Your attitude is a very important factor in your child’s school
success.-Value learning, use gentle, but firm tones, encourage efforts,
acknowledge improvements, make learning, studying and organization
1) Use Checklists- make it a habit to make ”to do” lists for everything.
Cross off completed items. This brings a sense of accomplishment.
2) Organize homework assignments- number assignments in order. Start
with one not too long or difficult, avoid saving longer ones for
3) Set a designated study place- a quiet place without distraction
with supplies nearby. Young children may want a place nearby a parent-this
should be encouraged as parents can monitor progress and encourage
good study habits.
4) Set a designated study time-A certain time every night should
be reserved for studying and doing homework, reading for pleasure
or working on an upcoming project. Set the time that works best for
your child using your child’s input.
5) Keep organized notebooks- Help your child keep track of papers
through the use of binders-use dividers, color code, “to do” and
6) Conduct a weekly clean-up-Sort book bags and notebooks on a weekly
7) Create a household schedule- Try to establish and stick to a
regular dinnertime and bedtime. Limit TV and Computer play time.
Keep a master schedule- Use a large wall sized calendar to keep
track of all events, exams, projects and activities for all family
9) Prepare for the day ahead- Before going to bed have your child
pack their school work and books in their book bag. Laying out clothes
may help the morning go smoother.
10) Provide the necessary support while your child is learning to
become more organized- Give children gentle reminders, help keep
lists, do your best to try to set a good example.