10 Steps to Take BEFORE School Starts

Every step you take this summer--before classes begin--will bring you closer to a stress-free start of the school year.

Organize School Systems Together

Determine your child's biggest organizational challenges and come up with solutions before classes begin. Visit an office supply store and check out the materials designed for organizing papers, supplies, and time. Choose systems that will be easy enough for your child to manage at school and at home.  For example, if you know he loses his homework, buy pocket folders and label them for work to be completed on the left, finished work on the right.

>> If he can't find books in his locker, use the locker shelves to organize books by when his class is in the day.
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