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What Is the Wall of Awful and How To Climb It

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Since over 6.1 million American children have ADHD, it’s important to understand how overcoming ADHD-related obstacles works and what barriers those with this disability face. The Wall of Awful is a metaphore for the obstacle that all humans face when they are facing a non-preferred activity.  This may be homework, making an uncomfortable call, attempting something challenging for …

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Unlocking College Success: 5 Ways Executive Function Coaches Support College Success

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Too often, schools don’t teach their students the study skills necessary to succeed in academia. In these cases, helping the student develop study skills falls on the parents. Unfortunately, parents may be unable to teach their students the most effective studying methods either.  If you’re reading this article, you’re probably one of these parents. You’ve tried many methods …

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The Importance of Writing Skills for Students

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Did you know that those who develop great writing skills find it easier to clear their minds, formulate new ideas, and become better communicators?  Even though writing is one of the most important skills for youth to develop, many still struggle with it. Those who struggle to write also tend struggle in other subjects that rely on writing skills.  Writing Helps You …

Unlocking College Success: 5 Ways Executive Function Coaches Support College Success

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As you are dropping your student off to college, you may be worrying if they will “make it.”.  The shift to a more independent learning environment can be hard for any student, but especially those with executive function challenges. Executive function coaches offer invaluable support to college students, helping them navigate the unique challenges of a new environment, …

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ADHD: What Is The Wall Of Awful & How To Climb It?

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If you’re experiencing symptoms of restlessness, disorganization, and trouble focusing, you’re not alone. These symptoms may be consistent with an ADHD diagnosis. Also known as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD is more common than you think. In fact, 2.8 percent of people living in the United States have the diagnosis. One of the most widely shared phenomenons that people …

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Understanding How Executive Function Impacts Academic Performance

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Executive function is one of the most important set of skills we can have when it comes to accomplishing longer-term goals. It’s also critical for self-regulation, an important part of succeeding not only in school but also beyond. If you want to help a student see better academic performance, helping them develop this skill set is often where …

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“The 5 Most Critical Elements of a Study Skills Program”

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While it is fair to assume that the most critical elements of a study skills course are the study skills themselves, the truth is that for a course to be effective teaching students skills like time-management, organization, planning, note-taking, and test-taking, parents should pay closer attention to how these skills are taught. When we recently redesigned our flagship …

“Spotlight on a StudyPro – Arielle Adams”

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If you ask Arielle Adams why she wanted to join The StudyPro, she will tell you that she had seen too many bright students being labeled as lazy and wanted to understand how teachers could better help students learn how to successfully approach the process of school.  She believed that the “growth mindset” and “learning how to learn” …

“How to Stay Calm When Your Kids Push Your Buttons”

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If you’re a parent, you know the feeling of losing your cool. Kids have their ways of knocking us off our game. No matter how “on” you may be feeling, once kids bring the noise, the mess, the chaos, the demands and complaints, it’s just a matter of time – and usually not very much of it – until …

“Reducing the Impact of Anxiety of Our Children”

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How can we help our kids who struggle with anxiety? Don’t allow them to give in to avoidance. Instead, arm them with coping mechanisms! Help your kids to understand that scary thoughts can never hurt them, and that they are stronger than their fears.