March 23, 2015

The “busy-ness” trap and how to create balance

In recent years, a strange phenomenon has emerged that affects everyone, from kindergarteners to CEOs. Children today are busier than...

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March 12, 2015

Procrastination: why we do it and how to manage it today

It is the eleventh hour and your daughter is still pouring over her History textbook. On the day before her...

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March 6, 2015

The many functions of graphic organizers

Your children have undoubtedly used graphic organizers to brainstorm and organize ideas for writing assignments. However, graphic organizers are useful...

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February 24, 2015

Addressing screen-time concerns

Screen Time: The effects of technology use on children and their capacities to learn   In today's world, technology is...

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February 7, 2015

The overlap of Executive Function and ADHD

Executive functions, and the difficulties some students face with executive function,  are not as familiar in the greater sphere of...

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January 22, 2015

Flexibility: more than just “going with the flow”

Flexibility is one of the more subtle and lesser known facets of executive function. While difficulties with planning and organization...

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January 16, 2015

One size does NOT fit all

Imagine if every student used the same problem-solving methods, the same test-taking strategies, the same note-taking schemas, and the same organizational structures—what would happen? In such a uniform...

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January 8, 2015

Reward effort, not just achievement

Every family has a way of rewarding each other’s achievements. Some families celebrate important milestones with dinner out at a...

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December 23, 2014

Hit the reset button and start anew!

Fall semester can be tough for students of all ages; students make the “back-to-school” adjustment in September, have only short...

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December 17, 2014

Making a list, and checking it twice

With the holidays approaching, there’s a good chance you are making a list, and checking it twice. When crossing items...

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December 11, 2014

Use a K-W-L chart to know when you are DONE studying

Everyone has a favorite tool for studying. Some students make flashcards, others create color-coded study guides, and even more

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December 3, 2014

The power of modeling: show off your executive function skills!

All parents hope their children will grow up to be responsible, conscientious, and compassionate individuals.

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