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Q: My Son’s Messy Bedroom Overwhelms Both of Us

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Q: “Help! My son is 8 and I have no idea where to begin when it comes to helping him organize his room. I tell him to go clean up and he just stands at the door and stares into it.

I know it’s not set up right, but I don’t even know where to begin. Do you have any ideas?” — MessyRoomHi MessyRoom:Since the quarantine began, organizing and cleaning bedrooms is suddenly a top priority on many of our to-do lists.Before we dive in, I need to ask: Does your son know HOW to clean up his room?

For an 8-year-old – and one with ADHD, “clean” or “organize” are often too vague. If he doesn’t understand what exactly he needs to do, or is overwhelmed by the task at hand, he’s not going to do it.Here are a few of my favorite – and proven – tips to get

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