You know what takes a lot of executive functioning skills? Writing a book on executive functioning. For those of you who follow my Facebook page for the blog, you probably got my random posts about how I was ironically stuck on the chapter on task completion, or couldn’t get started on the chapter on task initiation.
I should back up. I guess I assumed you all have your finger on the pulse of my writing career. I wrote a book about how to support children’s executive functioning skills (all the planning, organizing, and self-regulation skills kids need to reach their goals). The fine folks at the “Everything” Guides contacted me with an idea to write a book that would explain executive functioning to parents and give them practical day-to-day advice about how to support executive functioning. The book covers how to support and develop the “Top Ten Executive Functions” including:
- Task Initiation
- Response inhibition (controlling impulses)
- Time management
- Working memory
- Completing tasks
Just think of all the recommendations you can pull out of the chapters and put in your school psych reports! Imagine all the tips you will be able to share at team meetings! So without further ado…the world’s longest titled book….I present to you: