I had never thought about the link between executive functions and perfectionism until I watched a client – a medical professional, circle around and around and around her desire to craft beautiful
Of all the executive functions, planning can be the most challenging for kids. That’s because their brains have often not yet developed the ability to manage future thinking. Teachers and parents
Ahh, summer…a time to let go of executive functions, let your hair down, and be spontaneous – right? Well, not necessarily. Summer might end before you get around to having fun.
I have an ADHD
There are lots of fun (and cheesy) jokes about time. Here’s a great one:
Customer: I’d like a watch that tells time.
Clerk: Don’t you have a watch that tells time?
Customer: No, you have
Though it’s the end of the school year, social media and screen time still have a major effect on students’ ability to get things done. Chores, family time and even dinnertime can be a struggle
I’m thrilled to be participating in a virtual interview series called Creating Unstoppable Teens. The event will be held online, June 14 – 24, 2017.
This is a FREE event for parents, geared
While my brain has executive functioning challenges, I have never let that stop me from being an avid learner. I am ALWAYS learning things!
In a recent conversation with my daughter, who was pondering
In my book, 50 Tips to Help Students Succeed, I devote a chapter to chores. Not only are chores important for teaching adult skills like cooking, cleaning and managing money, but they also support our
At the recent LDA conference a keynote speaker was Dr. Philip Zelazo, a researcher who focuses on executive functions. In my notes I wrote: “It takes effort to activate your executive functions.”
All of us have too much to do and too little time to do it! Our brain’s executive function system is overloaded with things to accomplish. We complain that we just don’t have the time for those non-essential