With December comes onslaught of holiday advertising that interrupts our favorite TV shows. Smartphone manufacturers have filled much of this coveted airtime with tableaus of super users who seem to float through life efficiently and stress-free. After all, their smartphones do everything for them. Time management, organization and a wide variety of Executive Function skills are now easily automated with smartphones. Thanks to their creative-bordering-on-genius marketing strategy, we may find ourselves wistfully thinking If only I had that phone. I’d feel more in control. My life would have more balance. As an Executive Function coach, parents sometimes ask me, "Can smartphones help build Executive Function skills?"