The Messy Bedroom (and Backpack and Locker) Cure for Kids with ADHD

Weak executive functions make it hard for children with ADHD to clean up—and their distracted brains don't care anyway! Use these practical organization tips to fix that and to clear the clutter for good.

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ADHD is passed down in families, so there's a good chance you or your partner has ADHD and is just as disorganized. It is hard to teach organization skills if you don’t have them yourself. If that’s the case, working hard to set up organizational systems in your house will benefit everyone, not just your child. When your child sees that organization is important to you, it reinforces why it should be important to him.
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