Fall is around the corner and with it comes a continued education for your children. While it is important to have them prepared with new supplies, clothes, and various items, it is crucial to also have their attitude and habits ready to accommodate another term of learning. A healthy mentality towards education can be developed through a practice called Executive Functioning Skills.
Don’t feel bad if you have never heard that term before, it is a concept that is beginning to break ground on how children develop their mental dexterity. Executive Functioning Skills can help kids stay organized, keep focused, and be productive. These skills are critical to a successful education, future professions, and daily life habits.
Here at BriteMinds, we integrate Executive Functioning Skills into each lesson, teaching students how to develop and practice good study habits that are not only useful for learning at school, but for their personal lives as well. Reach out to us at (310) 541-2005 to speak to one of our learning professionals or contact to us on our website.
To learn more about Executive Functioning Skills, continue reading below.
Executive Functioning Skills – What Are They?
The purpose of practicing Executive Functioning Skills is to essentially develop one’s self-management skills. It can cover a wide range of life skills that can help an individual set and achieve goals in a timely fashion. These Executive Functioning Skills typically develop all the way from birth to the mid-twenties, sometimes later.
As the difficulty in school increases term by term, it is critical Executive Functioning Skills are not being left behind. Often, students with ADHD face challenges when it comes to these skills. However, with expert guidance and practiced structure, these skills can be taught. BriteMinds advocates for confident and organized children!
What Skills Do Children Need?
To understand the importance of a properly developed set of Executive Functioning Skills, one needs to learn what these skills even are. Some examples are:
- The ability to plan and complete work
- To understand how to prioritize work
- How to manage one’s time properly
- How to build organizational strategies
- Staying focused on achieving goals
- Initiating the process of work
- The ability to problem solve
Why Executive Functioning Skills Are Important
According to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University:
“When children have opportunities to develop executive function and self-regulation skills, individuals and society experience lifelong benefits. These skills are crucial for learning and development.”
The ability to self-manage aspects of one’s life is a critical skill not only for students and children, but for adults too. They help maintain relationships, finances, work-life, goals, independent living, and so much more.
This development all starts as a child and shapes them into who they become in the future. At BriteMinds, we can help children practice strategies on how to improve self-management. Call us today at (310) 541-2005 to speak with one of our experts or contact to us on our website.