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May 5, 2014

Regularly model using your own executive functions

Regularly model using your own executive function skills. Show your child that you expect the unexpected and can be flexible...

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April 28, 2014

Utilize technology to support executive function skills

Utilize technology to help your child manage her time and take the onus off of you to be your child's...

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April 21, 2014

Strengthen executive function skills on vacation!

Vacation week provides many opportunities to strengthen executive function skills. Baking treats is a delicious way to practice planning, organizing,...

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April 14, 2014

The Post-it note “parking lot” strategy

If your child is impulsive and/or has a million things going on in his mind at once (and has a...

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April 7, 2014

The “two-column” approach to note-taking

Note-taking is often challenging for students who struggle with executive function. One of the best ways for students to overcome...

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March 31, 2014

Be a partner and guide rather than tell

One of the first steps toward helping your child become a more successful student is by being a partner in...

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March 24, 2014

When homework is *truly* finished

When your child tells you he’s done with his homework for the evening, remind him that his homework isn’t truly...

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March 17, 2014

Create new habits through practice

Practice may not always make perfect, but it certainly makes better! The key to success in any skill-building process really...

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March 10, 2014

Creating a study-friendly environment

Research has shown that creating a study-friendly environment free from distractions is the best way to help students focus and...

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March 3, 2014

One size does not fit all

Each of your children is different. They each have different strengths and weaknesses, and it’s likely their interests vary as...

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February 24, 2014

Homework tips for parents

Check out this excellent resource from the U.S. Department of Education: Homework Tips for Parents. It offers a great way...

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February 17, 2014

“Stay-cation” learning can be fun!

Is your family enjoying a "stay-cation" this week? Great! You don't need to travel very far to give your child...

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