Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $13.99
  • Save: $2.35 (17%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Organizing the Disorganiz... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: The item is fairly worn but continues to work perfectly. Signs of wear can include aesthetic issues such as scratches, dents, and worn corners. All pages and the cover are intact, but the dust cover may be missing. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting, but the text is not obscured or unreadable.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Organizing the Disorganized Child: Simple Strategies to Succeed in School Paperback – August 25, 2009

4.2 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$11.64
$3.00 $0.01

Excel2016ForDummiesVideo
Excel 2016 For Dummies Video Training
Discover what Excel can do for you with self-paced video lessons from For Dummies. Learn more.
$11.64 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Organizing the Disorganized Child: Simple Strategies to Succeed in School
  • +
  • Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
  • +
  • Smart but Scattered Teens: The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential
Total price: $34.73
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Editorial Reviews

Review

“An easy-to-read book full of practical information, written with humor and sensitivity. The authors understand children and the organizational problems that challenge many families. Every child, even those who perform well, will benefit from the organization strategies recommended in this comprehensive book.” (Betty B. Osman, Ph.D.Betty B. Osman, Ph.D.Betty B. Osman, Ph.D.Betty B. Osman, Ph.D., Author of No One to Play With: Social Problems of LD and ADHD Children)

“By revealing how the root causes of disorganization are not the fault of the parents, the teachers, or even the kids—but have to do with how the frontal lobes of the brain develop—this book will guide us to much more constructive solutions.” (Ellen Galinsky, President of the Families and Work Institute)

“This practical ‘how to’ book is an invaluable tool to help parents effectively guide their children in the development of organizational skills. The authors have translated their impressive expertise, wisdom, and insights into a remarkably comprehensive and refreshingly direct step by step approach.” (Barbara Firestone, Ph.D., President & CEO of The Help Group)

About the Author

Martin L. Kutscher, M.D., is board certified in Pediatrics and in Neurology, with Special Competency in Child Neurology. Kutscher is a graduate of Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons.



Marcella Moran, M.A., L.H.M.C., is a licensed psychotherapist and educational consultant who works with families to develop positive strategies for students who are disorganized.

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 79%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.


New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; 1 edition (August 25, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061797413
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061797415
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #130,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
As a mother of a disorganized 11yr old boy I was at the end of my rope trying to get him to remember his homework, books,and backback! I was desparately looking for a book that would help me help him become more organized. I came across "Organizing the Disorganized Child" at our local bookstore, grabbed the only copy and ran (not walked to the checkout)and promptly read from cover to cover. Now I am rereading and hilighting and marking key points.

For any child, young adult or even adult this book is a lifesaver for the disorganized student. From the start the author discusses the different learning styles that children have and the best way to teach them to gather the right tools to organization. From getting the right supplies to use and implementation the author gives the child and parent a guide to succeed both in school and life.

If you or your child struggle to get homework done and/or get ready for school or work in the morning then this is the book for you. You won't be disappointed.
1 Comment 45 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I initially bought two books when I read the review; one for myself and one for my sister. Now I am back to purchase 5 more because I just have to share this book with my friends who are all suffering the homework blues!

I have always considered myself a very organized person (too much so, probably!) and I was able to pass this skill on to my oldest child. Then came my second! It seemed like nothing worked! All I kept hearing was, "I can't, I can't! I don't know how!" and I thought this was just her being obstinate or lazy or both. I would get angrier and angrier. I was at my wits end and resigned to the fact that this would always be a struggle for us.

Then I read in this book, "She was telling me exactly what the problem was-she really didn't have a clue how to start the task. She wasn't being lazy or trying to get away from her responsibilities. She simply didn't know how to organize herself. That insight helped me to turn aside my anger. Now I just needed to figure out how to help her." It was my situation excactly!

Just because I was so organized, it didn't mean my method of organization would work for my daughter. Thanks to this book, there are simple, concrete ways to determine exactly what works best for my daughter and the way she thinks/sees things. What works for me doesn't work for her and once we found what works for her, we were free! Free from frustration, free from screaming and free to focus on other things!

I recommend this to anyone who thought there was no hope for thier child to ever be organized. It is a book that is very specific and straightforward. I also think it's an excellent book for disorganized adults too!
1 Comment 41 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
To watch our bright child struggle in school simply because he couldn't remember assignments, books to bring home and a myriad of other organizational problems we were desperate to try anything to end the yelling and screaming about homework and projects. This book laid out some great simple suggestions and literally "cured" my son's disorganization. We were able to create fun reasons and games to make his schoolwork more manageable. Im hoping that he will be able to take these organization technics into high school and be as successful as he has become in grammar school. This book is a must read for any parent who is at their wits end with school work. If you have a child that struggles in school simply because they cant organize their work, don't miss this book... Respectfully, Two Very Relieved Parents.........
Comment 21 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a "parenting" book. And as a parent, I'm supposed to read it, then talk about it with my 12-year-old son.

I didn't do that. Didn't have to. I gave it to my son to look at, and he devoured it. I do admit I let him stay up late reading, but he would have read it anyway. Few books hold his attention as well as this one did. He came up with a list of everything he needed to use the system. Then we bought them. The most expensive was the Time Timer, 3 Inch, but that was totally worth it. It helps him get his homework done twice as fast, apparently by reminding him of time elapsing and turning it into a game to beat the clock.

Didn't have to encourage him, and I didn't read the book. I did order a copy after the fact from Amazon for him, but I'm not sure he needs it.

So yes it works. He is so dang proud for doing this by himself.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Good guide for how to get organized. Good advice on studying for tests. Appropriate for late elementary through high school.
Comment 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is another amazing book by Kutscher! His books are a tremendous help for those of us who have children with asperger's. Not only does he give the information to you straight, but he writes in such a way to keep you reading till the end. The information is presented in non-clinical terms with tons of suggestions on how to implement his ideas into your child's life right away. At the end of the book he even offers more book titles for you to read for further information; and he did not write all the titles he recommends. He also gives lists of websites for the product suggestions he makes in the book. He is truly about helping parents and educators help their children! Thank you so much for sharing your years of knowledge with the rest of us.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Organizing the Disorganized Child: Simple Strategies to Succeed in School
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Organizing the Disorganized Child: Simple Strategies to Succeed in School