The Healthy Family Connections Podcast
Episode 180 · Duration: 00:32:01
Help Your Teen Grow Their Executive Function
What can a parent do when they struggle to get their teenager to manage their basic responsibilities? We’ll talk about this and a whole lot more on this week’s podcast, Help Your Teen Grow Their Executive Function.
In this powerful interview, Dr. Lara and Neil discuss the importance of adolescence as a time for growing executive function. In it, they identify the best ways to engage teens in this critical developmental process.It can certainly be frustrating when kids are losing things, not getting things done, essentially not independently managing basic responsibilities. Click To Tweet
In this podcast you’ll hear:
- The truth about multitasking and its impact on focus and efficiency.
- Helping kids cope with being overwhelmed.
- How to help kids build motivation.
- How to refresh the brain during breaks.
- The importance of positive self-talk and how to build it.
and much, much more. More than that, Dr. Lara and Neil share ideas for how to engage kids with this information to help them make better decisions and create brain-strengthening habits.5 Major Executive Functions: 1. Planning and organization 2. Focus 3. Impulse control 4. Flexible thinking 5. Emotional regulationClick To Tweet
I do hope that this year finds you safe and vaccinated. Does it feel to you like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel? I’m feeling hopeful so in the meantime, let’s all mask up, socially distance and take care of ourselves. If we’re not good to us, we won’t have anything left for others and besides, you know you need it, with all you do you certainly deserve it, and you know something else, you’re worth it. Bye for now.
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