Hi! My name is Alia Perry, and the purpose of this page is to introduce the work that I am doing currently (and will continue to do in the future) to teach the principles of organization, project planning, and how to go through middle and high school without the stress.
If you’re looking for a someone who can relate to teenagers and provide meaningful skills and step-by-step training, I would love to be of service!
About My Experience
For the past seven years, I have been working alongside my mom (through her Power of Moms and LearnDoBecome websites) to provide training resources for kids all around the world. Most kids and teenagers do not receive training on project management, paper organization, email processing, and other essential skills that they will need as adults! Here are a few examples of the presentations and programs that I have contributed to or created for kids/teenagers and their parents:
My mom and I spoke at several in-person retreats with hundreds of mothers, and we taught them all about our family systems (chore charts, rewards, and techniques for positive discipline) that help our family to function and run smoothly. Systems and organizational charts have been a big part of our family culture, and our house would be chaotic without them! Learning about these systems from a child’s perspective gave these mothers a new outlook on the way that they could improve their own home lives and how they could also involve their children in the process.
In 5th grade, I was assigned a science fair project, and the number of steps involved in designing and carrying out the experiment, getting materials, and putting the final project together absolutely stressed me out! At 11 years old, one of the most important lessons I learned was how to handle multi-step projects and break down each component into a bite-sized action steps that could be completed easily. This led to the creation of a short eBook detailing how to accomplish this (and I would love to share it with you!).
My parents (April and Eric from LearnDoBecome) created a program called “STEP” (Steps to Everyday Productivity) that goes in depth teaching paper, email, and life organization, and my mom, sister, and I worked to create a small STEP for Students Program with the resources mentioned above, podcasts, and videos. I will be creating a full STEP for Students Program in the next couple of months that will be directed more specifically at children. This program will be the perfect guide for kids and teens just starting out on their quest for a more organized and stress-free life.
How This Has Impacted Me
One might think that organization is important, but not essential, for kids and teenagers alike, but I could not disagree more. Learning these principles early on has helped me to maintain straight A’s throughout my high school career, to be prepared for tests and projects (and never turn anything in late), to not be overly stressed in school and extracurricular activities (some stress is expected–life can be busy, after all :), and to start an internationally known club at my brand new high school (Best Buddies). None of these things would have been possible without learning about projects, keeping track of papers, and learning at a young age that it IS possible to stay on top of all aspects of life so things don’t need to slip through the cracks!
If you are interested in purchasing the program, please click the link below!