Being An Example: Helping Our Kids Get Organized By Modeling It For Them

Organizing Kids Toys
source: Dean TerryI

This week, I had the privilege of guest posting over at Simple Kids, with strategies for helping our kids develop good organizing habits:

I think we’d all agree that teaching our children to organize their belongings and the space around them is a valuable life skill. Unfortunately, it’s not a skill that always comes naturally for us, even as parents. As with any value or habit we want to pass on to our children, however, it’s important to not just teach our children the what, why and how of organizing but also to model it for them in our own lives.

As much as we’d like to teach them to “do as I say and not as I do,” children are much more likely to replicate the behaviors they see than the instructions we give them.

Today I’m sharing three behaviors we can model and teach our children to give them the tools they need to be organized.

Read more at Simple Kids…