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Resources Tagged With: parenting

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Building Executive Functioning Skills [presentation] [downloadable]

This session on Executive Functioning skills was presented by  Ali Meyers, Co-Director of Meyers Learning Center. Learn strategies for building these critical, developing capacities in everyday ways. Read more ›

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What It’s Like to Be the Parent of a Trans* Kid

The following is a blog post written by venture capitalist Heidi Roizen after the suicide of trans teen Leelah Alcorn in 2014. Roizen recounts her own experience as a parent of a trans kid in the hope that it might help others. Read more ›

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ADDitude: Inside the ADHD Mind [web resource]

ADDitudeimage255ADDitude magazine is a quarterly publication about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It contains feature and service articles about ADD, ADHD and learning disabilities like dyslexia. The ADDitude website offers an array of complementary content and resources for parents, educators, and clinicians. Read more ›

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Age Appropriate Executive Functioning Skills & Strategies to Build Persistence [downloadable]

ExecFunction251Simply put, executive functioning skills are the set of mental skills that we use to plan, organize and complete tasks. These skills develop over time and at different rates in individual children. Persistence, or grit refers to how a child perseveres in the face of a challenge.

How do you know if your child or teen has executive functioning issues? Do they possess the skills to see a task through to completion? Read more ›

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Kids’ Brainpower Tied to Exercise, Sleep and Limited Screen Time

laptop244Researchers tied three behaviors to higher scores on tests of mental ability in children: at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, nine to 11 hours of sleep a night, and no more than two hours a day of recreational screen time. Read more ›

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Anxiety in Children: What to Look for and How to Support Your Child [presentation]

In this presentation,  Jennifer Hector, LMFT discusses the forms and common symptoms of anxiety in children and how you can support a child who is experiencing anxiety. Read more ›

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Just Another Manic Morning

executivefunctioning241Like a lot of children with learning issues, my son doesn’t leap out of bed eager to get ready for school. Our morning routine had always been rushed and manic.

Sometimes I’d spend the whole morning just trying to get him dressed. That left only a minute or two to throw him some toast in the backseat of the car for breakfast. And forget about my getting to work on time. Read more ›

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Growth Mindset Activities for Kids [downloadable]

Growth Mindset Activities_Eng239Is your child willing to take on challenges and keep working on them despite setbacks? That’s a sign of a growth mindset—believing that abilities can improve over time. But some struggling learners have a fixed mindset. They think that their abilities are set and won’t ever improve, even with effort.

Your child can work to develop a growth mindset. It’s an ongoing process, but you can help your child move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset by doing some simple growth mindset exercises. Read more ›

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Essential Executive Functioning Skills for Back to School [presentation] [video] [downloadable]

In this parent workshop on Executive Functioning skills for middle and high school success, Ali Meyers, Co-Director of Meyers Learning Center, provides strategies for building these critical, developing capacities in everyday ways. Read more ›

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New Report on Social Media and Teens [downloadable]

Common Sense, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, published a new research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences. This is the organization’s second report tracking social media use among American teenagers (the original report of the same name was published in 2012) and offers a revealing look at teens’ social media use over the last six years and how much it has come to dominate their lives. Read more ›

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