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February 10, 2014

Model the behaviors you want to encourage in your child

Model the behaviors you want to encourage in your child. If your child is tasked with reading for 20 minutes...

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February 3, 2014

Encourage active reading strategies

No matter how engaging the material, everyone "spaces out" sometimes while reading. But if your child is trying to read...

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January 27, 2014

Executive function resources

The Engaging Minds website is good for more than just reading the EMChatTM write-up of your child’s weekly session or...

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January 20, 2014

Use a family calendar to model planning and time management

Post a family calendar in a well-trafficked location in your home and model for your child how to use it...

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January 13, 2014

Reward effort, not just achievement

Reward effort, not just achievement. If you have seen your child put her all into a given assignment, praise her...

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January 6, 2014

Learning how to self-advocate

The ability to self-advocate is an important skill for students of all ages. Help your child identify those times when...

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December 30, 2013

Be SMART with new year’s resolutions!

Let’s resolve to make this year’s New Year’s resolutions stick. A great way to ensure we give ourselves a chance...

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December 23, 2013

Winter break: explore, create, imagine, and enjoy!

Winter vacation provides an ideal opportunity for your child to devote some time to interests she doesn’t otherwise have time...

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December 16, 2013

Set short, attainable goals

Students who struggle with executive function often have difficulty initiating tasks, whether it’s doing homework, tackling chores, or getting ready...

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December 9, 2013

Use holiday “thank you” notes to strengthen executive function

Many people say that letter writing is a disappearing art, but the truth is that in spite of the fact...

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December 2, 2013

Color-coding helps organize ideas and information

Color-coding is your friend! From using different colored notecards or Post-it Notes for taking notes for a report, to having...

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November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving is a good time for a status check

Thanksgiving weekend provides students (and teachers!) a chance to re-charge their batteries and prepare for the stretch run to December...

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