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To help bring order to the potentially chaotic life of a teenager, you can introduce this multifeatured app. Because it can sync across devices and even link with Amazon's Alexa, a teen can get organizational support in lots of forms.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
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Completing projects like these fun activities and crafts is a step toward developing sound routines and organizational skills. Kids can also learn how to write checks and balance a checkbook -- a great help for older kids who want to develop real-life skills.

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With a gamified approach, this interactive to-do list makes completing tasks more fun, though it's best used with adult supervision. Kids choose avatars, earn loot, and level up just by finishing assignments and chores.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
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This is a fantastic app for older kids who need help with executive-functioning skills. Simply set up notebooks for every subject, and you can access them from your phone, tablet, or computer. The speak-and-read feature not only reads text but also highlights it.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Chromebook, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Windows app
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Using a growing tree as a visual prompt, this app helps kids avoid distraction on their devices. Kids can block specific apps, or parents can use it as a motivating timer to keep kids on task.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android


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Power Tip

  • Kids are used to schedules packed with appointments, routines, and chores. Use My Video Schedule to sprinkle in more leisure activities like dancing, drawing, or baking a cake.