Maybe your child is clearly smart and capable enough to do well, but whenever it comes time to do their schoolwork they just can’t seem to focus or they never bring home the right books. Although it can seem like they’re just not trying, often they may actually be struggling with a weak executive function.
Executive functions are a core family of mental processes that allow us to complete tasks effectively. They include skills like self-control, mental flexibility and working memory.
However, children aren’t born with all these functions, and can develop them at different rates. Even as adults, we’re all stronger at some and weaker at others. But weaknesses in childhood in functions important for school can create barriers to your child’s learning.
As an executive functions coach I work with children to identify what, where and why they have obstacles and give them the right tools to learn more successfully and feel more confident. After coaching your child will understand how to create their own strategies to keep track of time, plan ahead and stay focused.
To find out more about my executive function coaching or book a free consultation for private tutoring in London, the UK and internationally, please contact me at Believe in Learning; private tutor in London.
"The secret is out! 'The Secret to Happy Homework' reveals the wonderful lessons that taught my children so much more than how to pass their exams. I’m so glad the wisdom of these approaches is now available to more families."
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