Promoting your child’s executive functions for a successful summer
Promoting your child’s executive functioning is the key to a successful summer Congratulations for making it through the most restrictive part of lockdown and for becoming a fully-fledged master of the homeschool-work-homelife juggle. The last few months have been extremely challenging for parents and we anticipate that the summer holidays will be a much-needed break [...]
The ADHD Brain: How to get the most out of your teen
The ADHD Brain: How to get the most out of your teen Being a parent to a teen with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be an extremely rewarding experience; their boundless energy, personalities, creativity and the drive of their hyperfocus which can be a powerful advantage if channelled in an effective way. However, as [...]
Cultural differences in the early development of executive functions.
Cultural differences in the early development of executive functions. Our children are living in diverse and ever-changing cultural societies with different educational systems, social systems and values. But what effect do these cultural differences have on the early development of our executive functions? And even, do some of our executive functions develop differently because of [...]
Adopting a growth mindset is key to your success and happiness.
Adopting a growth mindset is key to your success and happiness. By Rebecca Tyler, Connections in Mind Do you often try new things and push yourself outside your comfort zone? Or are you the type of person who sticks to what they know? The answer to this question can reveal whether you have a fixed mindset [...]
Positive parenting approaches for children with ADHD
Positive parenting approaches for children with ADHD. By Victoria Bagnall, Co Founder, Connections in Mind Parenting a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be an extremely rewarding experience; their boundless energy, sense of humour, creativity and enthusiasm for life is unparalleled. However, it can also be extremely challenging and frustrating at times, both [...]
In the time of Covid-19.
In the time of Covid-19. By Hannah Wellburn, Executive Function Coach, Connections in Mind I found I have been slow to process what's been happening. Each step of the way I have wanted to rail against it. Like many, I've found it hard to believe that this time of the Coronavirus and isolation is really [...]
How to reduce stress and improve your executive functioning.
How to reduce stress and improve your executive functioning. By Victoria Bagnall, Co Founder, Connections in Mind As adults, we all have our share of unavoidable chaos to deal with during a typical day which can lead us to feel stressed, sometimes for extended periods of time. One particularly important set of skills that are [...]
Create a Child Friendly Workspace in your Home.
Create a child friendly workspace in your home. By Victoria Bagnall, Co Founder, Connections in Mind With everything going on in the world at the moment we are all in a huge period of adjustment. Parents are working from home, children are off school and we are unsure about how much longer we will be [...]
Reflections on 5 years of working with EF’s
By Victoria Bagnall, Co Founder, Connections in Mind I have recently been chatting to lots of people about executive functions, and one question that always comes up is how I first learnt about executive functions. Well, I have Dr Claire Casey to thank for that. In late 2014 Claire and I were working on a [...]
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More Haste less Speed – the neuroscience behind the old proverb.
The upcoming budget for the Chicago Public Schools will rely on $500 million in yet-to-be-enacted pension savings by Illinois, school officials said on Monday.