Research shows that one of the best predictors of success in school and in adult life is not intelligence, but capable executive functioning. Executive function (EF) control all of our thoughts, actions, emotions and behaviour. They enable us to plan and schedule our time, make timely decisions, hold instructions in mind, get going on tasks and keep going when things are challenging.
Neuroscience research shows a clear link between strong EF skills and learning in life, yet we don’t teach children what they are or how to develop them. EF challenges can often present as emotional or behavioural challenges.
Our pioneering Connected Minds parent course is a blueprint for parenting and includes researched-based tools for children to help them lead their futures in healthy and meaningful directions. As parents, we cannot control all of the good and bad things that will happen to our children, but we can give them the tools they need to make their experiences, whether joyous or painful, opportunities for growth and success.
Our course uses the latest neuroscientific research to support parents in developing their relationship with their children first before we teach any new skills. It’s so important for young people to be involved in their own emotional and cognitive experience and learn from the behaviour that we, as parents’ model.