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8 Ways to Use Color-Coding to Help Kids With Executive Functioning Issues (Understood.org)

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Does your child have trouble keeping track of things—from class assignments to sports gear? Organization can be a problem for kids with executive functioning issues. Try these ideas to make it easier for your child to keep tabs on her stuff at home and school.

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Assign a color to each child.

If you have more than one child, let each of them choose a color. Then stick to their colors when you buy everyday items like towels, toothbrushes, water bottles, laundry bags and even electronics chargers. That way each sibling knows right away which thermos or blanket is theirs. This can help them understand which items they’re responsible for—which could help minimize bickering.

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