Finding motivation, planning steps to complete an assignment, organizing your work, initiating work, sustaining focus, metacognition (awareness of your thoughts), managing your time, shifting between activities, controlling impulses – these are all examples of “Executive Functioning Skills.” These skills are essential skills for anyone to get through school, work, and activities of daily life – personal hygiene, maintaining relationships, regulating ...READ MORE »
I’m writing to you parent to parent on a windy Friday afternoon from my home office in Washington, DC. Before I wrap up for the weekend, I wanted to share some thoughts for parents all over the city, and for parents who are all throughout the nation sheltering at home with their children.
I know this is hard–it could be ...READ MORE »
The past month has been a particularly stressful time for everyone. We are all managing the stress of the pandemic in its many forms:: grief and loss, uncertainty, fear, financial stress, dread, anxiety, anger, sadness, frustration… While some of us are spared the health or financial impact of this crisis, none of us can escape the stress of living through ...READ MORE »
Good morning, I’m writing from my home to yours in the midst of this pandemic. Here in Washington DC, we are about a month into the crisis with a solid three weeks of sheltering in place and isolation. As a business woman, psychotherapist, and mother of three, I spent the first few weeks responding to the crisis by ensuring ...READ MORE »