A Fresh Take on Back-to-School Readiness

The new school year is about to begin. Are you ready? Is your child? How will you each know? To answer that question, you first each need to consider what you want the outcome to be. What accomplishments and feelings would you each like to have on the last day of school? Essentially, what are your goals? In future blogs, we will be addressing how to develop some important tools and strategies for building your child’s Executive Function skills (the … Read more

Righting the Off-Track School Year

The first quarter of the school year is coming to a close, and your child’s grades are taking a turn for the worse. It’s time to regroup and evaluate where this school year is headed if no changes are made. The status quo had you both feeling frustrated and anxious about the remaining months of the year. This isn’t the first time you’ve seen the grades tank. You’ve tried bribes, maybe even used some well thought out consequences, but nothing … Read more

Motivation – How Can We Help Kids Find it?

You know the drill – “Do your homework”, “Clean your room”, “Get ready for school”.  At some point, hopefully before they leave home for work or college, you hope that they will not need someone else telling them to get started doing the things they need to do.  I have written and spoken extensively about how to support kids as they develop their abilities to manage their time, materials, and emotions, but for now I want to focus on how … Read more