Executive Function Tip: Managing Screen Time

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

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Free Web Event: Creating Unstoppable Teens

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

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Feeling a Little Stuck?

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

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Chores Support Executive Functions: Here’s How

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

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What Motivates You?

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.”

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A Tip for Finding Time

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

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Updated Cool Tools Page

We are very happy to announce some changes to our website in the past few months. In addition to brand new course pages, we have also added a calendar page which will allow us to post about upcoming speaking

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The Stress of a Brain Without Internal Time

During my recent trip to the LDA conference, I experienced an unexpected challenge for my executive functioning. I was in my hotel room in Baltimore the night before the event. It had been a LONG day of

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A Secret to Reaching Goals

In January many of us set lofty goals for the new year. Then life (and/or our executive function deficits) stop us in our tracks. What halts many of us is the brain’s challenge with planning the time

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Upcoming Presentation: LDA International Conference

I am honored to be a speaker at the upcoming Learning Disabilities of America International conference in Baltimore, MD next month. The event runs from February 16th – 19th, 2017. There are wonderful keynote

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