help your kids build Executive Function skills – January 9th

by beth on January 2, 2019

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Above: A speaker hosted by NSPAC will promise parents that their Kids are “Gonna Be OK”, as long as they employ some of his tips and tools to equip them with the Executive Function skills needed in “the Age of Attention” (R-L, Michael Delman’s publicity photo and his book cover)

Next week, a guest speaker will explain to parents “How to Build Executive Function Skills”. The talk is organized by the Northborough-Southborough Parents Advisory Committee. But the event is open to the public.

The presentation is on Wednesday, January 9th. NSPAC promotes:

Michael Delman, CEO of Beyond BookSmart, shares insights with parents from his new book, Your Kid’s Gonna Be Okay, at the Northborough Library, 34 Main Street from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Parents will learn tips and tools from a lifelong educator and expert in Executive Function intervention – and reassurance that their kids will be okay when equipped with the skills they need today and for the future.

How to Build Executive Function Skills talk flyer

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Executive function skills include:

  • Managing time
  • Organizing thoughts and materials
  • Paying attention
  • Planning and prioritizing
  • Getting started (task initiation)
  • Staying on track
  • Remembering what to do and when to do it
  • Problem solving
  • Self-reflection
  • Managing emotions and impulses

 The event flyer touts Delman as an educator and “pioneer and leader” in Executive Function coaching. His book “Your Kid’s Gonna Be OK” focuses on building executive function in “the Age of Attention”. 

Next week’s talk is subtitled, “Your Guide to Raising Confident and Happy Kids”. The flyer explains:

We are now in the Age of Attention, where the key skills are the ability to choose priorities, stay focused, and get things done amongst an infinity of distractions. These skills are generally known as Executive Function skills. . . parents will learn tips and tools from a lifelong educator and expert in Executive Function intervention

For more details, click on the flyer above right. Additional information on Beyond BookSmart can be found on the website. You can also read about the speaker and his presentation style in the Community Advocate’s coverage of a talk he gave in Marlborough last October

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1 Doriean January 8, 2019 at 1:49 PM

I wish there were more resources on Cape Cod

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