“Park” extraneous thoughts
Students need a way to keep track of the random thoughts that pop into their heads at random times. (Some of those thoughts are important − like homework that needs to be completed!) These impulsive thoughts can be terribly distracting and derail the student from whatever she was trying to accomplish. Urge your child to quickly record any extraneous thoughts on a post-it note or in an app on her phone. Doing so will allow her to “park” the distracting thought and immediately refocus on the task at hand, while also ensuring she’ll remember later what she needed to get done.