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Homework Battles End Here: 4-Steps to Beat Homework Refusal For Good

Let’s be honest… No student loves homework - and for good reason. When we consid...

Is Online Executive Function Coaching Effective?

If you had asked me in 2006, when Beyond BookSmart was in its infancy as a compa...

4 Coping Skills Teens Need to Build Lifelong Resilience

By the time the semester hits mid-October, college and high-school students are ...

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Reducing Academic Anxiety in Students with Perfectionism

Earlier this summer, we published a pair of blog articles featuring the ways perfectionist tendencies in students can result in academic anxiety for those with executive function challenges.  These articles featured helpful tips for students who become paralyzed when attempting to initiate a task out of fear that it may not be “good enough”. For some students, however, the problem isn’t in getting...

Can Overwhelmed Students Achieve Work-Life Balance?

Last week, I had a meal at one of my favorite Italian restaurants. The food there is simplicity at its best; the chefs use straightforward, focused ingredients to create one delicious dish in which you can taste every hint of flavor. Everything on the plate has a purpose, and there are no frills- just good, tasty food. The ability to create a menu in which all elements harmonize together to accomp...

How Executive Function Coaches Integrate Neuropsychological Reports

Parents often bring their children for neuropsychological testing to relieve some of the head-scratching that often comes along with having a child with weak Executive Function skills. They hope that their confusion will transform into some specific guidance as to how to best support their child. So, it can be quite a surprise when more questions arise after the testing is completed. The question ...

How to Succeed in School by Partnering With Video Games

Like many other parents during the holiday season, I recently found myself in a store purchasing a video game that I did not wholeheartedly want to buy, but that someone on my list so desperately wanted. The sales counter in this particular store provides a glimpse into the range of emotions this popular pastime generates. There were the eager eyes just high enough to see the exchange of money ove...

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