Category Archives for Executive Functioning Skills

10 Tips to Support the Brain During a Home Project

I have been thinking a lot lately about the executive functions required for the management of a home, especially related to home projects. When parents join their students for a Seeing My Time course,

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Tips for Recovering the Executive Function Skill of Future Thinking

As part of my online training course for professionals, the Teaching the Seeing My Time Program, I offer two live Q&A sessions. I love this opportunity to address participants’ questions about

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Have Hope: Executive Function Support Does Work

At 67, I tell my new Seeing My Time clients that the reason I keep working is that I’m having too much fun teaching the course to stop! It is such a joy to guide people to build their executive functioning

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Two Keys for Happier Holiday Executive Functioning

The holiday season always challenges our brain’s executive functioning. And the stress and uncertainty that 2020 has brought into our lives has only increased the demands pushing many of us to the edge

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Tips for Creating Smooth Transitions When You Struggle with Executive Functions

Do you feel out of sync returning home after a recent vacation? Or perhaps dreading the end of summer as you face heading back to school and work? Transition times like these are hard on our executive

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Tips for Creating Structure in the Fall

Have you turned off or toned down your executive functioning this summer as you searched for “normal?” After our COVID-19 spring, I certainly have. My brain has needed to chill as much as possible.

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How to Prioritize Tasks with an Executive Function Challenged Brain

I have noticed that many of my clients struggle with the executive function skill of prioritization. As they move through the day, they get stuck deciding what is the most important thing to do right now.

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Going to Bat for Late Bloomers: A Book Recommendation

When I first published my Seeing My Time® books back in 2010, it was exceedingly rare to ever read or hear a reference to executive functions in the popular press. These days, the term “executive

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Ask Marydee: Should Executive Function Skills be Taught Explicitly?

An interesting question was recently posed to me: Should executive function skills be explicitly taught as a distinct part of a school curriculum? This question was raised recently by an educational therapist

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The Possibility Behind Our Problems

I recently returned from the Learning Disabilities of America national conference, which has focused my thoughts on the executive function skill of metacognition or “thinking about your thinking”. Specifically,

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