Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide
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2009 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA): Honors Award
By Joyce Cooper-Kahn, Laurie Dietzel©2008.
Executive functions are the cognitive skills that help us manage our lives and be successful. Children with weak executive skills, despite their best intentions, often do their homework but forget to turn it in, wait until the last minute to start a project, lose things, or have a room that looks like a dump! The good news is that parents can do a lot to support and train their children to manage these frustrating and stressful weaknesses.
Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning is a must-have book for parents of children from primary school through high school who struggle with:
Written by clinical psychologists, Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning emphasizes the need for a two-pronged approach to intervention:
Full of encouragement and practical strategies; the book's organization: short chapters with overviews, summaries, case studies, tips, and definitions, makes it easy to grasp concepts quickly and get started.
Part I, What You Need to Know, provides information about:
Part II discusses What You Can Do About It, including how to change behavior and set reasonable expectations, and offers specific intervention strategies for children of different ages, varying needs, and profiles.
Late, Lost, and Unprepared is full of ideas for helping your child or student be productive and independent--today and in the future. (Softcover; 232 pages.)