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November 18, 2013

Finished? Not til you check it!

Our work is never finished until we take the time to check it. Students always need to make sure they’ve...

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November 11, 2013

Get your child’s perspective

Ask the questions and listen to the answers. If you see your child struggling, it is sometimes all too easy...

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November 4, 2013

Ask your child what to expect at your parent-teacher conference

Before you go in for a regularly scheduled parent-teacher conference (or even for a special meeting), ask your child what...

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October 28, 2013

Executive Function and Halloween

Boo! Don’t be scared by all the sugary treats your child is bringing home after Trick-or-Treating – encourage him to...

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October 21, 2013

Explain the “why” of a given task

Explain the “why” of a given task to your child. Often a child with executive function challenges can’t organically comprehend...

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October 14, 2013

A fun fall activity to boost organization skills

With the leaves starting to change, have your child do a classifying and sorting activity. She can gather different shapes,...

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October 7, 2013

Make a sandwich and strengthen executive function skills

Students with Executive Function difficulties often have trouble with sequencing. To help your child strengthen his skills in this area,...

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September 30, 2013

Celebrate success!

Celebrate success! Everyone likes to be recognized for his superior work, and kids are no exception. While you might think...

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September 23, 2013

Checklists are your friends!

Checklists are your friends! Help your child create checklists for what he has to do before he leaves for school...

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September 16, 2013

Parents: be involved as best you can

Want to be more involved in your child’s school life but can’t commit to being in his classroom to help...

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September 9, 2013

Use teachers’ web pages to your advantage!

Do your child’s teachers have web pages? If so, make checking them a regular part of both your routine and...

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September 2, 2013

Open lines of communication with your child

Use the car ride from home to school and back (or to and from Engaging Minds) to catch up with...

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