Thursday, September 30, 2010

Organizing Tip: Setting Examples for Your Kids

One of my clients has a young daughter who occasionally observes our working sessions. She has seen us sort, purge and place kept items in their new homes. The other day, my client caught her playing "organizer" in her bedroom, cleaning and tidying her room.

Parents are children's first role models. Many of their behaviors and attitudes are developed by observing their parents. Teach your children the importance of being organized and lead by example. A "do as I say, not as I do" attitude is hypocritical and unfair.

Teach your kids to be organized by giving them assignments that are easy enough to do but challenging enough to leave them with a sense of accomplishment. It may be something as simple as hanging up all their clothing or putting away their toys every day.  Organizing habits established early will stay with your children for life and help them be focused and productive.

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