Category Archives: Executive Skills

Teenage Constant

Teenage Constant You can count on it from your teenage son or daughter. It's a teenage constant. Poor decision makers - Why? All teens are at the beginning of developing their response inhibition, emotional control, and time management (13-15). It improves noticeably in high school, yet they still have another 10-15 years to go before…
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Teenage Development – Executive Skills

Teenage Development - Executive Skills Lend a needy teenager the frontal lobes of your brain please Here's the thing. Teenagers are trying to develop and perfect acceptable social norms - like keeping their bedrooms clean and organized, planning for their class studies, choosing between risky actions and too risky actions. The reality is that part…
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Prescribe or Describe

Prescribe or Describe Or is it a balanced approached - Prescribe or describe As many of you understand about my method, I do not diagnose what issues your teenager might be addressing, or not. As a parent, you probably know that it's easier to prescribe what you see as your child's issues that they struggle with, rather…
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Executive Functioning Skills

Executive Functioning Skills Most interactions with teenagers revolve around executive functioning skills. Or the ability to take action (Clean your room! You're going to miss the bus, again), plan and organize (Get your homework done!, piles of stuff in her room) , set and reach goals (You're late again for school!, You just failed another semester…
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