Ds 14 as always calm, says he doesn’t care, doesn’t need to organise himself. I always bought him wallets for his homework papers but last year he decided he wasn’t using them any more. This year he will be in fourth year, the first of the exam years. I worry about him crumpling his notes into his bag and pocket like he has been. He’s really bad at organising himself, that’s usually my job. Even then he doesn’t seem to get that I have in fact gone out and organised him, stationery, wallets etc. Have any of you been there at this stage and worked out ways for your teenagers to get thinking about it?
treetops, I went through so many systems, bags, boxes, wallets.
In the end I gave Simba a single hard backed folder which fitted in his school bag. Most things found their way into it, even if a bit crumpled. When he came home I'd stand over him while he emptied the contents into a lever arch folder.
At the end of GCSEs he was better, but still not really bothered. No answers I'm afraid, I let it go. Important stuff that had to be handed in he printed off at school so it had less chance to get crumpled
Mum to the 'hansom' Simba, age 16 and 40 now retired teddy bears