Is your child chronically late turning in papers? Does she show up for soccer practice without her soccer bag? Say things without thinking? Read something and forget what he read? Wait until the last minute and then get caught short of time to complete tasks? Written by two clinical psychologists, Late, Lost, and Unprepared is a practical, down-to-earth guide for parents of children and adolescents who have difficulty with these skills-planning and organization, self-monitoring, impulse control, working memory, and initiating tasks.
"Late, Lost and Unprepared: A Parents’ Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning, by Joyce Cooper-Kahn, Ph.D., and Laurie Dietzel, Ph.D., offers practical tips to help parents and teachers guide disorganized children at home and school." Scholastic
"The book is well-organized, just as we want our children to be. Every chapter is short and easy to follow." Learn Differently
"Children with weak executive skills, despite their best intentions, often do their homework but forget to turn it in, wait until the last minute to start a project, lose things, or have a room that looks like a dump!" Woodine House
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