#101: INTRODUCTION TO EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS
We know what it’s like to send our kids upstairs to get ready for school, and twenty minutes later, while they have built a pretty cool fort, they are still in their pajamas. This can be SO frustrating, especially during *those* times of the day (the morning rush, delayed bedtime, and homework battles). These challenges are common for kids with ADHD, resulting from delayed executive function skills. Join us as we unpack the executive functions, why this area affects kids with ADHD, and what you can do to help.
KEY TOPICS FOR EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS
- What is executive functioning? [3:00]
- Just being kids, or is it something more? [4:30]
- Cognitive flexibility and working memory deficits. [6:32]
- One task, many executive functions. [9:21]
- Big feelings a.k.a emotional regulation. [11:36]
- Executive function skills by age. [14:38]
- What can parents do? [17:38]
- What success can look like. [21:50]
- Want more info? [25:04]
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Bonus: Head to https://www.timetimer.com/discount/TCC and use the code TCC to get a site-wide discount.
RESOURCES & LINKS
Our kids want to do well but need us to leverage creative strategies to support them. We are here to provide the tools you need to create the best environment for your kids. Check out the resources below and join us on the journey! (Note: Closed captions are available on our Youtube channel)
- Free Parenting Guide: 6 Keys to Raising a Happy + Independent Child with ADHD
- Online ADHD Parenting Course: Creating Calm
- Time Timer Site Code: TCC for a discount!
- TCC Instagram
- Website: The Childhood Collective
- Have a question or want to share some thoughts? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori, Katie, and Mallory