Understanding Executive Function: The Grit and "Get Moving" Skills All Kids Need

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The YWCA and Darien Library welcome parents and teens to learn about the neuroscience behind Executive Functioning skills and tips and strategies for helping your struggling child.

  • Recognize signs of EF deficits in organization, task initiation and completion, planning, studying, homework and more
  • How EF demands shift in Middle School, High School and College
  • The connection between Executive Functioning and Emotional Regulation
  • Building Stamina with Grit, Emotional Regulation, and Self Awareness
  • Realistic parenting tools to help your struggling child

About the Presenter

Kit Savage, MBA and founder of Savage Advocates LLC, is a Certified Executive Functioning Coach and Special Education Advisor, tutoring students in middle school through college to reach their academic potential. Kit is also a trauma informed yoga and meditation teacher. Kit guides parents towards holistic approaches to balancing academic expectations and pressures, self-esteem, and developing plans to improve their child’s experiences in school.

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