Smart but Scattered

Smart but Scattered

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There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your qsmart but scatteredq 4- to 13-year-old might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there's a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial qexecutive skillsq--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2q x 11q size. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how. See also the authors' Smart but Scattered Teens and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, an academic planner for middle and high school students and related titles for professionals.Presents advice for parents of children who lack basic aquot;executive skills, aquot; providing strategies to help children become organized, increase concentration, follow instructions, be persistent, and complete homework and chores on time.

Title:Smart but Scattered
Author:Peg Dawson, Richard Guare
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2011-11-30


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