Some children, especially those who are differently wired, struggle with executive functioning skills. After hearing from many moms over the years, I've learned that they too struggle with these skills!
Executive functioning skills tend to develop naturally in childhood, but sometimes areas come up short. Studies show that children tend to mimic their mother's grasp on these skills!
These cards contain three sets that help address the EC skills of planning and organization, emotional regulation, and self-control. Within each set, there are 18 2-sided cards that focus on these things:
- Cards that encourage a mother in her reactions, and give tips for helping a child grow in these areas
- Children's habit cards, that teach helpful strategies surrounding self-control, planning and organizing, and emotional regulation
- Cards that can be used during morning time or around the dinner tame to spur conversation and inspire character growth
Print these cards out two-sided on card stock, hole punch in the upper left corner, and put a binder ring through them. Carry them with you throughout the day to give you encouragement and help your child grow in these areas.
While I am not a counselor or psychologist, I am the mother of a neuro-diverse child and have read as many expert's books as I can on this topic. These cards are based off of the works of professionals, but they do not take the place of professional intervention, if it is necessary.