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Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential


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There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your “smart but scattered” child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a lot you can do to help.

The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial “executive skills”–the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Small changes can add up to big improvements–this empowering book shows how.

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Who is this book for?

Parents of 4- to 13-year-olds

Parents of 14- to 19-year-olds

Parents and Young Adults


Use practical tools to:

Identify your child’s executive function strengths and weaknesses

Identify your teen’s executive function strengths and weaknesses

Clarify strengths and goals, and stay motivated

Identify your own executive skills profile

Learn how to:

Motivate your child and problem-solve issues in daily routines

Motivate your teen to promote independence and self-sufficiency

Build and maintain an independent lifestyle

Improve organizational skills, time management, and emotional control

Publisher‏:‎Guilford Press; 1st edition (January 2, 2009)
Paperback‏:‎314 pages
Item Weight‏:‎1.05 pounds
Dimensions‏:‎7.1 x 0.9 x 10 inches

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