What is executive functioning? As parents, it is important to understand that executive function is one of many components that is in-development in the early years of life. As our children grow, they slowly develop the ability to make plans, organize their ideas, follow directions, and manage time. This process can feel slow and arduous. However, it's important to know that executive functioning is still developing throughout the teenage years and into the early 20s.
Today on the podcast I am joined by Dr. Mark Bertin, a development pediatrician and executive functioning expert. He's sharing more about this topic , his work with patients, and his books for parents.
- How Children Thrive: The Practical Science of Raising Independent, Resilient, and Happy Kids
- Mindful Parenting for ADHD: A Guide to Cultivating Calm, Reducing Stress, and Helping Children Thrive
- Dr. Mark Bertin's website: Developmental Doctor
- Research Article Discussed: Less-structured time in children's daily lives predicts self-directed executive functioning