When young kids struggle with organization, it may just be a matter of development. Kids develop organization skills at different rates.
Not getting enough sleep can make it hard for kids to focus and stay organized. Stress, anxiety, and trauma can also play a role.
But as kids get older, the main cause of organization problems is trouble with executive function. This group of mental skills allows us to organize, plan, focus, and prioritize.
People with ADHD typically struggle with executive functioning skills. If you’re concerned, explore
signs of ADHD in kids and adults