Tip of the Week

June 8, 2015

To regain “control”, generate a list

At the end of the school year, it can sometimes feel like there are a gazillion and one things to be done in a very short period of time. That can be stressful and overwhelming for anyone, and especially for students who struggle with executive function. This is a perfect opportunity to bring some order and clarity to the situation. Generate a list of all the tasks that need to be accomplished and then prioritize what needs to be done and when. Break longer tasks into component parts and then map out a schedule. By creating this list, your child will have developed a plan and feel much more in control of his destiny. And he will likely gain confidence that he can, actually, get it all done!