Do you ever wonder where to put your precious parenting energy to get the biggest wins with your bright and quirky child? Listen to the wisdom of Seth Perler as he describes some simple shifts, for better executive function, you can start making today!


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  1. Beth on October 13, 2020 at 8:58 am

    Good reminder that focusing on the positive is behaviorally so so important. I’m curious how to respond when the negative or critical comments are coming from the child (my 7yo)?

  2. Christy G. on October 13, 2020 at 10:04 am

    Self advocating is always our goal in helping our son navigate life. Before we can even get to the point of self advocating I think it’s important to address the importance of helping him problem solve what he’s struggling with or what is holding him up and THEN figuring out how to communicate that and advocate for himself. That requires a lot of self awareness.

  3. Sherri Johnson on October 13, 2020 at 10:43 am

    So helpful to be reminded of the importance of positive conversations. With my daughter, I could go mad with the messy room (she is genuinely always trying to get on top of it), or the lack of time management and general productivity. She is so joyful, creative and emotionally articulate, and any “practical suggestion” I may offer, is almost always taken as criticism and literary can sink her boat! Although there are some expectations that can’t be compromised, most of the time, the best strategy for helping her achieve is to compliment what is done. This actually fuels her ability to do what isn’t.

  4. Tina Rizzo on October 13, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    It is really about changing the mindset of such an ingrained society parenting approach. Our awareness as parents seems to be so critical. If you are unaware so many of the daily interactions can have such a negative impact on kiddos who are desperately trying. We can so easily overlook the little things that for the kiddo are huge and so draining for them.

  5. Dee on October 16, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    So long as we conitnue to book-end children’s education by age we will need to vigilant in supporting students with positive, confidence-building messages that let them know their individual timeline is valid, real and true.

    We have to start asking ourselves more questions about our belief systems or rather what we have blindly believed in.

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