Synopses & Reviews
A must-read for parents, andlt;Iandgt;The Organized Studentandlt;/Iandgt; contains hands-on strategies for teaching your disorganized child how to organize for success in middle school and high school, with special tips for kids with ADD/ADHD and learning disorders.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The overstuffed backpack, the missing homework, the unused planner, the test he didnand#8217;t know about. Sound familiar? When the disorganized child meets the departmentalized structure of middle school, everything can fall apart. Even the academically successful child will start to falter if she misses deadlines, loses textbooks, or canand#8217;t get to class on time.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;This practical book is full of hands-on strategies for helping parents identify and teach organizational skills. Educational consultant Donna Goldberg has developed these methods by working with hundreds of students and in this book she provides:andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;-Assessments to gather information about your childand#8217;s learning style, study habits, and school requirementsandlt;BRandgt; -Guidelines for taming that overstuffed binder and keeping it under controlandlt;BRandgt; -PACKand#8212;a four-step plan for purging and reassembling a backpack or lockerandlt;BRandgt; -Instructions for organizing an at-home work space for the child who studies at a desk or the child who studies all over the houseandlt;BRandgt; -Ways to help your child graduate from telling time to managing timeandlt;BRandgt; -Special tips for kids with learning disabilities and kids who have two homes...and moreandlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;The Organized Studentandlt;/iandgt; is a must for any parent who has heard the words, and#8220;I canand#8217;t find my homework!and#8221;
"Donna Goldberg writes with the head of a professional and the heart of a mom. Her tips, tricks, and techniques are extraordinarily sensitive to the time constraints of today's families. Don't keep this book on your bookshelf. Keep it on your nightstand because you'll refer to it again and again."
-- Rick Lavoie, author of It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend
"Of all the how-to books I've read, this one gets first prize. I predict that levels of parent-child frustration will drop significantly if they take the lessons to heart."andlt;BRandgt; -- Clarice J. Kestenbaum, M.D., professor of clinical psychology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
"Donna Goldberg has been a pioneer in helping students get organized and achieve more in school."andlt;BRandgt; -- Barry J. Izsak, president, National Association of Professional Organizers
andlt;Iandgt; THE ORGANIZED STUDENTandlt;/Iandgt; is the best! At last a book kids and parents can really USE. If your child--or you--suffer from the slings and arrows of outrageous disorganization, buy this book! The suggestions in here really work. andlt;BRandgt; Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of andlt;Iandgt;DELIVERED FROM DISTRACTIONandlt;/Iandgt;
Overstuffed backpacks, missing homework, the unused planner, the test he didn't know about. Sound familiar? Goldberg, an expert whose been organizing kids for 15 years, shows parents how to teach their own children to organize for themselves.
About the Author
andlt;Bandgt;Donna Goldbergandlt;/Bandgt; founded the Organized Student, a consulting firm based in New York City, in 1990. andlt;Bandgt;Jennifer Zwiebelandlt;/Bandgt; joined the Organized Student in 2002. Both authors live in New York City.andlt;Bandgt;Donna Goldbergandlt;/Bandgt; founded the Organized Student, a consulting firm based in New York City, in 1990. andlt;Bandgt;Jennifer Zwiebelandlt;/Bandgt; joined the Organized Student in 2002. Both authors live in New York City.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Understanding the Organized Student
Chapter 2: Getting Started: The Journey Ahead
Chapter 3: Lessons from the Black Hole: The Locker and the Backpack
Chapter 4: Traveling Paper: The Binder-Based and Accordion File-Based System
Chapter 5: Where Paper Lives at Home: The Desktop Filing System
Chapter 6: Settling Down to Work: The Desk and the Portable Office
Chapter 7: Understanding Time Management: The Basics
Chapter 8: Making Time Work: The Planner
Chapter 9: Big-Picture Planning: Electronic, Monthly, and Household
Chapter 10: It's Not Over 'Til It's Over: The End-of-Year Wrap-up
Chapter 11: The Final Frontier: The Teenager's Bedroom
Chapter 12: Oh, Yes -- Expect the Unexpected