FC Youth News
Organizational SkillsFebruary 13, 2017
Hey FC Parents and Kids,
Most kids generate a little chaos and disorganization. Yours might flit from one thing to the next — forgetting books at school, leaving towels on the floor, and failing to finish projects once started.You’d like them to be more organized and to stay focused on tasks, Is it possible?
Yes! A few kids seem naturally organized, but for the rest, organization is a skill learned over time. With help and some practice, kids can develop an effective approach to getting stuff done.
And you’re the perfect person to teach your child, even if you don’t feel all that organized yourself!
Easy as 1-2-3
For kids, all tasks can be broken down into a 1-2-3 process.
- Getting organized means a kid gets where he or she needs to be and gathers the supplies needed to complete the task. For coming to FightClub its putting on their FC T-shirts on and getting a water bottle filled and packed.
- Staying focused means sticking with the task and learning to say “no” to distractions. In FC class this means that when the teacher is talking they should sit facing the teacher, legs crossed, mouth closed and ears open.
- Getting it done means finishing up, checking your work, and putting on the finishing touches. After class listen to the teachers final words and ask any questions about what you learned that day.
Not only is it practical to teach these skills, but knowing how to get stuff done will help your child feel more competent and effective. Kids feel self-confident and proud when they’re able to accomplish their tasks and responsibilities. Use the moments before coming to class to re-enforce getting organized. To me learning happens before, during and after FC classes.
See you at FC,