STYLE Savvy: Back to School Edition



I don’t know if you’re thinking about Back to School yet, but the stores sure are. Whether it’s crayons and binders, dorm decor and storage or calculators and laptops, “essential” supplies seem to be everywhere we look.

Before you plunk down money on a pile of have-to-haves that turn into has-beens, take a moment to think about how your child will interact with those supplies (or not). Some kids need and use every item on the list in the manner in which it was “meant” to be used. Others can’t seem to understand that papers are supposed to go in the pockets of the pocket folder and in the rings of the binder. These behaviors aren’t signs of organizational giftedness or its utter demise; rather, they’re clues to your child’s styles.

Before you make your shopping list, kick back with a cup of coffee and take a few minutes to scroll through the posts below. They might save you time, money and aggravation.

Happy shopping!

Back to School with STYLE Quiz: What’s Your Child’s STYLE?

Back to School With STYLE: Attacking the Backpack


Back to School with STYLE: Backpack Superlatives

Back to School with STYLE: Finding School Supplies that Fit

Back to School with STYLE: Guidelines for Organizing with Kids


Back to School with STYLE: Kids, Desks and Styles

Want more? Click here to access all of the Back to School with STYLE and STYLE Savvy posts.

Copyright 2016 Lisa Hess


About Author

Lisa Lawmaster Hess has contributed articles to local, national and online publications, and blogs at The Porch Swing Chronicles, The Susquehanna Writers and here at She is the author of two non-fiction books (Acting Assertively and Diverse Divorce) and two novels, Casting the First Stone and Chasing a Second Chance. A retired elementary school counselor, Lisa is a lecturer in psychology at York College and enjoys singing with the contemporary choir at her church.

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