I have given my 9 year old son a small drawer in the kitchen to keep his “stuff”. He keeps his wallet in there, his savings book, his sunglasses, small rubber balls, bubbles, thing to blow up balls when they get low on air, water balloons and an assortment of other goodies. The drawer is right by the door to the garage so he can grab what he needs when we leave and drop off whatever was in his hands in the moments before departure. He always knows where his stuff is, it keeps him organized, makes him feel important and keeps us moving on time. It worksforme!
Works For Me #2 May 21, 2008