Smart but Scattered Teens: The “Executive Skills” Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential

September 18, 2019 - Comment

“I told you, I’ll do it later.” “I forgot to turn in the stupid application.” “Could you drive me to school? I missed the bus again.” “I can’t walk the dog–I have too much homework!”If you’re the parent of a “smart but scattered” teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible

“I told you, I’ll do it later.”
“I forgot to turn in the stupid application.”
“Could you drive me to school? I missed the bus again.”
“I can’t walk the dog–I have too much homework!”

If you’re the parent of a “smart but scattered” teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle. Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens’ independence by building their executive skills–the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions. Executive skills experts Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself. Learn step-by-step strategies to help your teen live up to his or her potential now and in the future–while making your relationship stronger. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2″ x 11″ size.

See also the authors’ Smart but Scattered (with a focus on 4- to 13-year-olds) and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, Work-Smart Academic Planner: Write It Down, Get It Done, designed for middle and high school students to use in conjunction with coaching, and related titles for professionals.

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Comments

Anonymous says:

Excellent look at the unusual child I have a kid who’s gifted & in gifted classes. Understands high level concepts, but can’t figure out how to organize his locker or manage to turn in his homework – even though he’s completed it. It’s been bandied about maybe he has autism or ADD, but those didn’t fit. This book describes him to a T. Not having the frontal lobe of his brain maturing at the same rate as his peers is a simple, logical explanation & the ensuing ways to deal are enlightening & helpful. This book was a god-send…

Anonymous says:

But sooner is better than later when it comes to implementing the suggestions I wish I had known about this book when my daughter was 12 instead of 17. If there is any observation that your very bright child cannot seem to get it all done, this is a MUST READ. It offers insight as well as some helpful hints. But sooner is better than later when it comes to implementing the suggestions.

Anonymous says:

More Helpful for Parents (Not Meant for Professionals) I heard Richard and his son speak at a conference and enjoyed his presentation so decided to buy his book to see if it had more information that I could use with clients. I’d say the book is more 3.5 stars that 3 stars. This ok is definitely geared towards parents, and I can see how the book is written and organized with that audience in mind. As a professional, I was still able to glean some information that I could use with clients, so it wasn’t a total waste. If you’re a parent of a child…

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