School Year’s Resolutions
By Barbara Bietz – Get Organized!
Don’t wait until January! We all struggle to control the clutter in our chaotic lives. For kids, the new school year is the perfect time to get a fresh start. Where to begin? Check out books written specifically for kids to organize their lives.
The American Girl books offer many lifestyle and self-help books. Clutter Control covers organizing areas that are most important for girls, from backpacks to school lockers and bedrooms. Also included are organizing crafts that girls can make to help organize their lives. Sticker labels are included – a fun way to get the process started! Be sure to check out other American Girl titles that can help your daughter all year round.
Lots of fun illustrations, a dose of humor, and some downright excellent ideas for staying organized and clutter free make this selection a winner for clutter challenged teens. The book is organized by category, such as School Stuff and Bedroom, with a full index for easy reference. Fun, accessible, and kid-friendly even the messiest teens will be inspired to straighten up!
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With a focus on middle-school aged kids, techniques for avoiding avoidance will be welcomed by parents of tweens. It’s easy for kids to get overwhelmed with activities and schoolwork, putting off the most unpleasant tasks. Parents may think their kids lack responsibility, but it may they simply need the tools to get everything done on their lists. With cartoons and helpful suggestions, kids will be encouraged to control procrastination, and be more effective in their school and home lives. 20 Way to Kiss Procrastination Good-Bye will keep kids entertained and encouraged to make positive changes,
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