The middle and high school years bring many challenges for teens, and often organization is at the top of the list. Especially as they adapt to a schedule with multiple different teachers (and, by extension, varied expectations around materials and homework), many students struggle to keep up as their lockers and backpacks slide into chaos. This article Psychology Today article has some great tips on helping your teen stay organized and on top of the homework piles.
“The single most important thing you can do is to help your child make good organizational skills AUTOMATIC. The less they have to think, the less likely they are to make mistakes. The goal is for good organizational skills to become habitual so your child doesn’t have to think about and remember what to do. They go to class, sit down, and open their planner and check the board for assignments.”