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Organization at Home for Greater Success
If there is one thing that directly links to the success level of a child, it is organization. Without affective organization, it is near impossible for a child to reach his/her full potential. Being able to maintain organization assures your child will be a success in school and be able to thrive outside the walls of a classroom.
An organized environment is an organized state of mind. For a developing mind especially, organizing your belongings is a direct reflection of organized thinking which is essential for learning. The most affective learning takes place in organized environments. Encouraging your child to keep their locker, backpack and even room clean and organized to achieve this environment.
One rule to remember to stay organized is that everything should have its own assigned place. For example, if you were to organize a library of books, each book would be in its own section (Fiction, Nonfiction, Young Adult, etc.) in the library. This section each book is in would be its place. This rule makes things easy to access when needed.
Another rule to keeping organized is that everything has its state. Once you've put everything in its place, you must keep them in the state that suits them. Going back to the library example, once every book is in its place, you might alphabetize them in a row. This would be the books state. This rule is just as important as the previous rule and both rules act together.
Now that you know two very affective rules to remember for organization, you have the key for your child to keep organized. As long as your child remembers to keep his/her belongings in their assigned place and state, it is now easier for them to succeed in not only a learning environment, but in the real world as well.