Monthly Tips

Let Your Children Make Mistakes this Summer!

As we reach the end of the school year, a number of “standards” start to be compromised. With the pressures of exams and end-of-the-year projects, parents might find themselves taking on some of their children’s responsibilities or helping them with schoolwork a little more than usual. However, your overall goal as parents is to raise independent individuals who can effectively negotiate the rigors of life as well as academics. To do this, children need to develop executive functioning skills, the cognitive processes that control and organize goal-directed behavior. When an exam is looming, it is hard to not step in and help your child prepare for that test.
With the stress of school out of the way, summer is a wonderful time to work on improving your children’s executive functioning skills.

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Erica MechlinskiLet Your Children Make Mistakes this Summer!