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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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November 20, 2014

Organizational tips to help your child manage and track assignments

In each new year of school, your kids’ assignments get more and more complicated. In elementary school, they have just...

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November 14, 2014

How (and why) to take study breaks

When you have kids, it feels like you are always on the go. You take your daughter to soccer practice,...

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November 5, 2014

Managing academic stress

It’s that time of year. The weather is colder, the days darker, the commutes longer. Fatigue sets in for both...

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October 27, 2014

Be a partner in the process — to your child and your child’s teachers and tutors

As a parent, you know how hard you work to stay involved in your child’s education: You lead PTO meetings,...

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October 22, 2014

Celebrate small successes and watch your student grow

For years, parents and teachers have sung the praises of—you guessed it—praise. According to their methods, students learn to repeat...

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