ISBN: 1609182294
EAN13: 9781609182298
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 17, 2012
Pages: 293
Dimensions: 1.18" H x 10" L x 7.01" W
Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Smart But Scattered Teens: The Executive Skills Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential

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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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5
   Excellent look at the unusual child
I have a kid who is gifted and in gifted classes. Even though he understands high concepts, he can 't figure out how to organize his locker, or manage to turn in his homework, even though he has completed it. It has 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 and the ensuing ways to deal with it helpful and enlightening. This book was a god-send. It was suggested by his gifted teacher after spending time with him.
 
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   This book is a must read!
It was such a comfort to learn that other kids have the same problems. It helped me understand my child and given me tools to help make my lives easier.
 
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   Smart but Scattered Teens
This is a really good book to help parents with their kids who have executive function deficiencies. One of my teens is LD and the other ED, but both have issues in the executive function. As a parent, the book helped us to identify the areas that need help and parental support. The techniques in the book to help your teens are good and quite helpful. It is still early in the process, but my children are getting better at it. And so am I!
 
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   help them mature and be more productive.Not so scattered but improved focus
She is very mentally active and loves doing so many things she just leaves things unone and thus her focus falls to lead her to a better finished product and a way of achieving and setting better goals for herself. It works, but you must work with them and lead them and give them plenty of praise. It is hard to change the way they handled it before they develop their teen brains and the world is so crazy and fast paced. Worth the purchase and reading to help them get more together in High School and beyond!
 
5
   One of the BEST RESOURCES for parents of teenagers struggling w/ EF.
If you're a parent or educator who has lots of questions or seeks understanding of how to best support these young men and women, then this is a book full of meaty, applicable, timely, research-based, practical and appropriate answers and applications. This is one of the BEST RESOURCES for identifying, understanding and responding to teenagers with EF challenges! Not only could it help save your teenager's life, but the nuggets of info found within will help to save and strengthen the parentchild relationship and equip your teenager with skills they can use long after you're done reminding them of everything they used to forget .
 
4
   Very helpful
My children seem to struggle with a lot of executive functioning weaknesses, so that this was necessary for us. I liked how the authors seemed to realize that it is not possible to just let the kid float until he or she figures it out. Most of the time, the kid will dig the heels in and keep floundering, rather than admit that he or she doesn 't know how to fix it. The tips are really practical and have proven super valuable in my interaction with my son. My daughter needs a lot more work, so we'll see how it goes.
 
4
   Long and wordy but probably insightful
I wish I would have received some feedback on these books before I started reading it... It's incredibly long and wordy, but I can see that they are trying to get to some good points. I was just trying to figure out if it was better to read the kid book where the team is back for a 12-year-old and I could not find any feedback on these books before I started reading it... It's incredibly long and wordy, but I can see that they are trying to get some good points. I was just trying to figure out if it was better to read the kid book, where the team is back for a 12-year-old and I could not find any feedback anywhere? ! !
 
5
   Great Book, definitely recommend
Originally, I bought this book to help me deal with my son with Asperger, but soon realized that it was about my oldest daughter. She had the same memory and executive processing skills that my youngest son showed with Asperger's. She was eventually diagnosed with dsylexia, which causes short-lived memory loss, inability to multitask and frustrating answer's such as I forgot. I recommend this book for any parent who raises children of any kind, because all mine show some or all behaviors. Some children are by nature great, but this book is a forgetful read to work with all kinds of kids regardless of his weakness. i still look this book up and browse through the pages I marked as a refresher.
 
5
   Excellent for Parents of Twice Gifted Children
Good book for any parent and gifted teen who is scattered or has attention issues. This is written as a practical guide for teen and parents who need a little bit of encouragement and help for their brilliant teenager who can't quite get their life together, whether it be at school or at home. I suggest this book for anyone who has a gifted child twice.
 
5
   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. I wish I had known about it. If there is any observation that your very bright child can not 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.
 
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