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Children can be taught at a young age how to plan and organize their life to be less hectic and stressful. For example, in the evenings before they go to bed, teach them to select and lay out their clothes for the next day and repack their backpack for school. They can also plan what they will have for breakfast the next morning and can even set the table by getting out a bowl and spoon and the cereal if that is what they plan to have. Things will go much smoother the next morning and everyone can start the day peacefully instead in a frantic rush because they have nothing clean to wear, they can't find their homework, etc. Learning this lesson at a young age will help them plan and stay organized the rest of their life. Plus, it also teaches them how to behave responsibly, another valuable lesson.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|