Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Guest Post: Thinking Organized for Parents and Children

Guest Reviewer: Lettie Kirkpatrick Burress, www.writingforhim.com.

Thinking Organized for Parents and Children: Helping Kids get ORGANIZED for Home, School and Play by Rhona M. Gordon. Thinking Organized, 2007. 195 pp.

Thinking Organized for Parents and Children was published “to make it possible for parents to help disorganized students”. Author Rhona Gordon brings 30 years of professional experience to this task of “thinking organized.”

This book encourages parents to assist their children in developing “executive functioning skills” that will allow them to set, organize, and accomplish goals. Emphasis is placed on teaching time management skills, setting up a system for organizing paperwork, assignment completion strategies, and the identification of learning styles.

Ms. Gordon recommends the use of tools such as a calendar, a watch, and an assignment notebook, as well as using charts and rewards. The book includes a helpful learning styles assessment questionnaire and good suggestions for improving memory skills. There are also recommendations for building lifestyle organizing skills into younger children.

More information on Web site: http://www.thinkingorganized.com/.

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