Tip Tuesday – September 28th

September 28, 2010

As a few of you may remember, I was a tad frustrated with homework last week. (Understatement.)

After some much-needed humour (see above) from an episode of How I Met Your Mother (LOVE that show!), I was back at it and combing the internet for some tips and ideas to help us stay positive about homework.

The reality is that this year is 100 times better than last year, in respect to homework. D’s teacher is sending home less work sheets and what he does send home reflects what they have covered in class (a foreign concept for a few of the teachers D’s had in the past). However, we still have our moments. Homework is the baneΒ of my existence on some nights.

There are tips that can help though.

Over the years, we have learned that being organized is the MOST important skill you and your child will need when it comes to school. This may also be your biggest challenge.

Having a child with ADHD inevitably means that you are likely having discussions on a daily basis about books that have gone missing, worksheets they forgot to bring home and agendas they left on the playground….they think. πŸ™‚ If you also have ADHD yourself, then life might be even more chaotic and getting organized may not be one of your strengths. However, this does NOT have to mean you give up on it. Luckily, there are many things you can try! πŸ™‚

I will be discussing several of these tips for getting organized over the next few months because I think they could really help those living with ADHD and it’ll be a great review for me too. After all, there may have been strategies that didn’t work a few years ago that may be exactly what we need this year! πŸ™‚

So, the first little tidbit I’ll share on this Tip Tuesday comes from ADDitude Magazine.

Battling Disorganization

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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