Everyone, from a teenager to an adult understand how much it is important to be organized. If you plan your actions ahead, it is easier to deal with the popping up problems and it turns out to be fun to perform the most of the tasks. For this, we have prepared several valuable tips of how to help your little kids become more organized, so they acquire this valuable skill from the very childhood.
Teach your children skills they lack
It is magnificent if your child is of those talented little persons who can organize his/her own life from the very childhood. But unfortunately, the majority of children need some help in acquiring such skills. Agree, there are children who can easily start reading on their own. But the most of them require a lot of time spent together with their parents, and there are even cases when professional tutorscome to help. In any way, the world we see nowadays has too much to demand from our growing kids, so you must be the one to push them forward helping with organizational aspect of their beginning life.
Move from the outside to the inside one
To make it a habit to be organizational, it is important to show an example and to repeat the rules to your kids. For example, if you want your child to remember that it is forbidden to cross the road on the red light, you must first keep your kids by the hand and show them when is the right time to start walking – that is the green light. This you will have to repeat a couple of times, until your kids understand on their own what is wrong and what is right to do.
Use stimulus to increase the level of learning efficiency
Stimulus – is an award. This can be a simple praise or something more complicated, for example, a points system – after having reached a definite amount of points the kid can get an award. For some children a successfully performed task is already an award – consequently, this is quite a sufficient stimulus. Many children nowadays show an initiative to learn something new – for example, to ride a bicycle or to drive a car.
Some other tips to teach your kids be more organized are:
- Remind them to brush their teeth before sleep, and don’t expect that they will remember to do so on their own;
- Give little tasks and don’t wait for a long time that your kids will perform everything at once;
- Organize simple birthday celebrations to avoid your kids being too excited.