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Looking for answers for a student with poor planning skills?
  • Calendar Apr 05, 2018
  • User Jared Wells
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Of all the skills that are going to lead to your child’s success, executive function (the ability to organize and plan, especially for multi-step tasks) ranks near the top. But while your kids are being taught plenty about math, chemistry, and US history in their classes, there is little, if any, instruction during school hours on how to plan.

“Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning” is a must read for parents and educators. In it, you’ll learn about how different diagnoses and learning differences can lead to problems with executive function. More importantly, you’ll see lots of very practical examples with suggested interventions for students who struggle with getting started with homework, planning projects, and handling household chores (start with Part 2 of the book if this is more what you are looking for).

One of the most important takeaways is the reminder that not getting homework done is not necessarily a sign of defiance or disinterest. This not not an academic book: it’s a book the provides real-world solutions, and a framework for discovering those solutions together with your child.  I’m positive that any parent, after reading it, will more clearly understand their kids’ challenges (and maybe even some of their own!)

Find the book, in paperback or kindle edition, here:


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