Category Archives for Executive Functioning

Three Reasons to Use Old Technology for Executive Function Productivity

Today we are all about using the latest and greatest technology. Trust me, I’ve got my fair share of digital devices which I count on to make my life work. And, after fighting it for eons, I now have

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Can’t Get Your Teen Out of Bed in the Morning?

Sleep is critical for our executive functioning. According to the National Sleep Foundation, teenagers need between 9 and 10 hours of sleep a night. However in the foundation’s 2006 poll of over 1,500

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A Different Way to Think about the “Lazy” Bright Child

Many of the parents who call me are concerned about their very bright child who is performing below expectations. These children have been identified through testing as being talented and gifted because

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How Seeing My Time Changes Lives

I recently finished a group family class at a local school. We had been meeting for 7 weeks, sharing challenges, insights, and successes as we worked on improving their executive functions. It was a diverse

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Weight Loss & Executive Functioning

What does losing weight have to do with executive functioning? As it turns out, lots. For me, executive functioning is all about understanding my brain’s needs so that I have maximum control over

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Inspiration for Executive Functioning: Mind Mapping

Planning is an executive functioning skill of the brain. It affects our ability to take the actions necessary for completing multi-step goals requiring future planning. It also affects our ability to do

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A Story of Executive Function: Hansel & Gretel and Working Memory

My working memory is pretty awful. It is likely that a concussion on the playground way back in early elementary school is a big factor in this executive functioning deficit. Alas, what is truly scary

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The Courage to Change

When I work with people who struggle with executive functioning deficits during Seeing My Time sessions, I am keenly aware of what they are asking of themselves. By working with me, they are taking a

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An Inspiring 6th Grader

One of the reasons I love my work helping individuals and families with their executive functions is that I am often surprised and inspired by my client client’s responses to the prompts in their Seeing

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Developing Executive Functioning in Babies

As I read Brain Rules for Babies, by John Medina, I kept sighing, wishing such a book had existed when I was a new mother. Here are the clues for developing executive functioning as you parent. This is

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