10 Purge frequently. What seems priceless and important in October may lose its luster by January. Spend time with your child going through his file, deciding what he can toss. Letting go is difficult for many people, but it is an important life lesson. Besides, sitting down together and sifting through papers provides a great opportunity to relive school memories and talk about how far he’s come, even just since the beginning of the school year.
Alena Murguia is the mom of three boys and works part-time for Chicago Parent.
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