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“Finding Dory”: 7 Takeaways About ADHD, Working Memory and Parenting

Finding Dory, the long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo, opens in theaters nationwide on June 17. The...

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Why I Think Common Core Math Can Be Frustrating for Parents

I’ve been a part of many conversations about how hard it is for parents to help kids with math homew...

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What I Tell Parents About Helping Their Kids Too Much

“Be careful you’re not coddling him.” And… “Be sure you’re ready to support him.” These thoughts may...

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How I Talk to Parents About “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”

Last year, I read an article in the New York Times about sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT), a possible...

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Practice Makes Perfect for Executive Functioning

Executive functioning issues are tough. I’ve watched the most dedicated and caring parents and the b...

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