My guest this week is Joyce Cooper-Kahn PhD, coauthor of “Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents’ Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning”
While it sounds complicated, “executive functioning” basically refers to kids with weaknesses in planning and organization. These kids face all kinds of challenges–at school, in sports, in the family, and among their peers.
Do these traits sound familiar?
: Your child often forgets to turn in assignments at school.
: S/he arrives at important places unprepared.
: Underestimates the effort involved in projects, has trouble getting started.
: Has trouble organizing space.
Dr. Cooper-Kahn is a clinical psychologist and learning specialist and offers tips for gently parenting a disorganized child.