Category Archives for Executive Functioning

How I’m Using Tiny Habits to Support My Executive Functions

Are you feeling more demands on your executive functions these days? You are not alone. Adjusting to sheltering in place for over a month has stretched us all thin. We try to stay sane and reasonably productive,

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Executive Function Tips in the Time of COVID-19

A little over a week ago, I had an experience that clearly indicated that my brain’s executive functions were stressed and maybe even completely offline. I was walking into my bedroom when I noticed

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Seven Tips to Reduce Anxiety in Kids

When I first created the Seeing My Time program, I was essentially teaching executive function skills, though that term didn’t really exist in the general world at the time. At first, students came

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How Learning for Fun Supports the Executive Functions of the Brain

I love the beginning of a New Year. It’s a marker to pause and spend some quality time developing that fundamental executive function skill of planning and prioritizing, what I refer to as “future

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‘Tis the Season to…Pause

Here’s a known yet under recognized fact: the holiday season puts a major strain on the brain’s executive functioning. Our schedules get packed with holiday events. There may be travel plans to

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Why Our Executive Functions Need Sleep

Are you getting enough sleep? How about your family members? If the answer is “no,” then this message is for you. The length and quality of a person’s sleep has a direct impact on their day-to-day

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The Power of Positive Mindset on Executive Functions

When you suffer with executive function challenges, it can be very difficult to maintain a positive mindset. Years of being late, living with piles everywhere and not meeting commitments or deadlines takes

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Don’t Forget the Effect of the Emotional Brain on Students’ Executive Functions

When we focus on executive functions as they relate to time management and getting things done, it is easy to forget the elephant in the room – our emotional brain. We want to believe that we are

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The Executive Function of Future Thinking: A Real Life Example

I have been focusing a lot lately on the executive function skill of “future thinking” or planning and prioritization, which is required for meeting multi-step goals. A year ago I participated in an

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The Power of Paper for Your Future | An ADHD Palooza!

The longer I work in the arena of executive functions, the more I value one specific skill: planning and prioritization or “future thinking.” While some executive function skills are hardwired

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