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Written especially for parents, this accessible, state-of-the-science guide provides crucial knowledge and tools for supporting school-age kids who lack or lag behind in executive skills–the core, brain-based habits of mind required to “execute” tasks like getting [...]
The difference between shyness and social anxiety disorder. Shy Kids Everyone feels shy now and again, but social anxiety disorder requires more consideration because it can affect school performance, lead to depression and low self-confidence. Cynthia [...]
Is your teen planning on attending college or university? Here’s how to help them prepare for their higher education. College Preparation Preparing a teen for college or university requires more than just a good grade point [...]
A look at how our children’s brains and thinking change as they grow. Brain Development If you’re the parent of a teen, then you’ve probably noticed how much your teen questions why things are the way [...]
Teenage girls often worry about how others view them, and as a result, they resist expressing their honest feelings for fear of not being accepted. They may continue to talk a lot, but often they express [...]
Let’s get something straight right from the start: Parenting teenagers is a tough business. You want to protect your kids and help them, but you don’t understand them. What goes on in their brains is beyond [...]
Is your child a latchkey kid? What to consider when your child is home alone. Latchkey Kids At around 11 or 12, depending on a child’s maturity level, spending a couple of hours home alone as [...]
The real reasons why we give kids an allowance. Allowances It’s not uncommon for parents to tie children’s allowances to their chores, their homework or even their grades. But Jolene Godfrey, author of Raising Financially Fit [...]
Safety tips for kids home alone after school. Latchkey Kid Safety At around 11or 12, depending on a child’s maturity level, spending a couple of hours home alone after school is a real child-care option for [...]
In this revolutionary new book, Dr. Adam Cox reveals what parents and educators need to know about executive control skills – the eight essential cognitive abilities that are crucial for every child. These skills help every [...]
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