Category Archives for Executive Functioning

Be Kind to the Future You

Liz comes by my house a couple of times a week to ship book orders that come into EFS. One Sunday she arrived a bit later than usual and apologized by saying, “I’m late because I decided to be

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How to Enter a Room

It takes a long time to recover from feeling incompetent when you are time-challenged with poor executive functions. I know. For so many years, I tentatively walked through my days, trying to shrink even

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Organizing Your Email

Over the years, I have gotten pretty good about organizing my paper files. However, I still have some work to do to tame my email inbox!  To that end, I enrolled in a course to learn to simplify my Gmail

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50 Tips to Help Student’s Succeed Book Review

This week, I received a great review of the 50 Tips to Help Students Succeed book, and I just had to share!  The folks at The Old Schoolhouse Family Education Magazine provide support and resources

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Multiculturalism and Time

At the recent LDA conference, I had a fascinating discussion with a Navajo teacher from New Mexico. My husband had worked on the Navajo reservation and told me that they had no word for time in their language.

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Inspiration from a Ninth Grader

During a recent SMT Family Group Course session, it was pretty cool to hear a ninth grader say that he found it “inspirational” when students and parents shared their personal improvements with the

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Use ALL of Your Time Management Tools

My August was an intense month of working with families getting ready for the new school year. For weeks I was seeing six, seven, or even a couple of times, eight families in a day. Late in week three,

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The Joy of Teaching Executive Functions

These last two weeks of August I am working seven to eight hours a day, face-to-face, with individual families. I teach the fundamentals of the executive functions of time management and organization.

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Oh, the Bully in My Brain…

In Seeing My Time, I refer to the executive function of emotional control as the “bully in the brain.” Our emotions can wreck havoc with our ability to use our “rational” thoughts

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Enjoy the Struggles

After I had encouraged a father client of mine to read Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset, he reported he’d changed his morning sendoff to his children. He was no longer telling them, “Have a good day.”

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