How to Activate Your Child’s ADHD Brain for Distance Learning

Weak executive functions sabotage our kids’ efforts to organize, plan ahead, and make smooth transitions to demanding environments – like virtual or hybrid...

Kids and Screen Time During COVID-19

  Rules about screen time are usually pretty strict in our house, but everything is changing in the face of COVID-19. Up until now, screens weren’t allowed on...

Building Executive Functioning and Interview with Sarah Ward

by Elizabeth Sautter and Dr. Rebecca Branstetter   Does your child seem forgetful? Does she do things at the last minute? Does he act before thinking? If you...

Why Listening Can be So Difficult for Kids

by Elizabeth Sautter Have you ever wondered “How can I get my child to listen to me?” or “Why is my child struggling to listen to the teacher...

Three Ways to Get Your Kids Back in the Groove of School and Homework

by Elizabeth Sautter As a parent, I am eternally grateful to the teachers that educate my kids. School is one of society’s great inventions.  But...

Four Tips to Get Your Kids to Do Their Chores PLUS Free Bonus

by Elizabeth Sautter As a speech pathologist and school psychologist, we often hear concerns from parents about their children’s social, emotional, and/or...

Follow Your Child’s Lead to Boost Social, Emotional and Executive F...

I often find that my kids are my best teachers and reminders of best practices when it comes to parenting and supporting them. A recent experience with my 15-year-old son...

From Goal to Reality: Lunch Planning Builds Executive Functioning S...

This time of year, there’s lots of talk about setting goals and making life changes. It’s got me thinking about how we bridge the gap between knowing what we...

Stuck Indoors? Use the Time to Build Social and Emotional Learning

The recent smoky conditions in the California Bay Area kept most of us indoors, creating long and sometimes stressful days for many families. We were forced to cope with a...

Get Ready, Do, Done: Help your child build planning skills while cr...

My house is Halloween Central already, with both of my sons focused on their all-important costume choices. Their interest in these costumes makes Halloween an ideal time...

Embracing Teachable Moments in the Kitchen Part 2-Focus on Social L...

Cooking and group meals are perfect times to bolster social learning through planning, practicing, and prepping your child for a task or event. Before getting to work in...

Embracing Teachable Moments in the Kitchen Part 1-Focus on Executiv...

When your child helps out in the kitchen, it’s more than a chance to teach him to cook: it’s an opportunity to work on executive function skills....

I Resigned from my Job as the Household Nagger

Seven Tools that Increased My Children’s Executive Functioning and Independence “Pick up your clothes,” “Put your dishes in the sink,”...
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