Teaching Kids (and Adults) to Organize

Teaching Kids (and Adults) to Organize

Being organized is an important life skill. Many organizing clients tell me they never learned how to do it. Either their parents were extremely, chronically disorganized, or they did all the organizing for their children. Although kids learn a lot by seeing what...
Taking Time to Teach Time Management

Taking Time to Teach Time Management

Children don’t always have the same sense of urgency their parents do. This can create problems when parents feel they need to yell or threaten their children in order to motivate them to get things done. But just as bad, the children don’t actually learn how to...
Developing a Mindfulness Practice

Developing a Mindfulness Practice

What is a mindfulness practice and why is it important? The VIA Institute on Character* says, “Mindfulness is about seeing things as they actually are—with openness rather than bias, acceptance rather than judgment and curiosity rather than disinterest. It’s a...
Stop Wasting Time

Stop Wasting Time

We all waste time now and again. Sometimes it’s because we make random, silly mistakes. For example, I just watched my daughter put dirty dishes into a dishwasher full of clean dishes. Undo! But, when they are behaviors we engage in regularly, it’s worth...
Dealing with Overwhelm

Dealing with Overwhelm

Professional organizers are in the business of dealing with overwhelm, so I know it when I see it. Working and/or schooling from home, trying to parent and work and stay healthy and be better people and deal with the onslaught of news and…of course it’s...

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