The first week of school isn't even over yet and I'm already in trouble — I forgot my textbook at school and can't do my homework! What should I do now?!

Forgetting your textbook at school when you have homework to do is a pretty stressful situation!

You can handle it in a few ways:

  1. Call a friend or classmate and ask if you can borrow the book, or ask her to come over for a "homework date." You can do the homework together by sharing the book.
  2. On the next school day, get to school early and do the homework before classes start. This solution means that you'll need to get an early ride to school!
  3. Ask your parents for help. Maybe they can help you find a classmate's phone number so you can call to borrow the book. Or, they can drive you to school early on the next school day. Asking your parents for help also means that you have to admit your mistake to them and ensure them that you will be responsible for making sure it doesn't happen again.

To prevent this from happening again, you need to become more organized. Get a student planner and write down all of your assignments and the due dates. Check your organizer before you leave school to make sure you have all the books and instructions you'll need to complete your homework. Do this every day, and it'll become a good habit.

Staying organized might sound like a lot of work, but believe me — it'll save you time and stress!