A few months back I was presenting a lecture for ORBIDA, the Oregon Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, on the topic of executive functioning. I was providing an introduction to the subject
As I read Brain Rules for Babies, by John Medina, I kept sighing, wishing such a book had existed when I was a new mother. Here are the clues for developing executive functioning as you parent. This is
Our brain can only focus for so long. To improve our cognitive function, we need to take breaks to “shake it up” and revive our energy and focus. One of my high school students with a lot of schoolwork
Mental flexibility is an essential executive function.
I crashed into my own inflexible thinking recently and was surprised because I think of myself as a pretty flexible thinker.
For the time-challenged,
Tip #15: Sleep
The brain needs sleep. Getting enough sleep is critical for executive functioning. Typical adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep a night. Children and adolescents do best with
Women have a lot on their plates and, as we age, demands on time management only increase. It is easy to be stretched thin between work, family, friends, and community. Personal goals and self-care are