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Metacognition: The Power Behind Problem Solving

Meta is a Greek word indicating something that is beyond or after. Cognition is the act of thinking and comprehending. Together, the word connotes a complex experience whereby we can think about our thinking. It is a more conscious act than passively daydreaming, and more active than simply reflecting.  



Can Supermoms Help Children Develop Executive Function Skills?

Here’s the thing: as parents we all want to make our kids’ lives easier and not have to see them struggle. At some point we do have to take a step back and let them try. They may not succeed the first time or even the second or thirteenth time, but I think what is important is to help children develop Executive Function skills such as problem solving strategies and to teach children to advocate for themselves.

While doing this we may need to be helping them learn how to regulate their emotions too. As most of us know, it can be mega frustrating when things do not go right, especially when we are doing something difficult or new.