Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential

August 15, 2019 - Comment

There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your “smart but scattered” child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a lot you

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There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your “smart but scattered” child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a lot you can do to help.

The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial “executive skills”–the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Small changes can add up to big improvements–this empowering book shows how.

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Anonymous says:

Don’t buy the Kindle version-buy the book This book is actually really helpful as long as you buy the book and not the kindle edition. There are all kinds of helpful assessments and tables, that don’t show up correctly on a kindle. I ended up buying the book too.

Anonymous says:

Nonsensical pseudo science OMG I hated this book and even found it offensive.Despite the claims on the cover, the entire approach of this book is nothing revolutionary, it’s just straight up behaviorist methods: if you do what I like, you get a star; if you don’t do what I like, you get a punishment. Lots of people I otherwise respect believe in behaviorism, and it can be very effective in the short term, but it can cause longterm problems.But what I found really offensive about this book was its utterly…

Anonymous says:

Smart but Scattered The title describes my daughter to a T. This book has been extremely helpful in learning how to work with her in a positive way and help her to take advantage of all the wonderful things about her. Smart but scattered children can be extremely frustrating and as parents we too often let the frustration guide us. This book helps to better understand this child and so keep the frustration from making the parenting decisions.

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