11 Ways to Get Your ADHD Child Organized for School

ADHD children have impaired executive function, leading to forgotten papers, missed deadlines, and perpetually messy desks. Punishment won't fix the problem; a great organization system might!

Stop Pushing Those Papers

Come up with a paper management system at the beginning of the school year. For younger children, it might be something as simple as putting three pocket-type folders in a binder. Label them “Homework to Do,” “Homework Done,” and “Notices.” Teach your child to put homework and notes from the teacher in the right folders. Ask your child for input, because he will be the one using the system. 
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