Ability to manage stress ( shown by decreased cortisol) improves focus and inhibitory control.To improve focus and self-control: -encourage child to follow passion ( eg.
-minimize background distractions ( TV on) Cognitive flexibility: -do puzzles-pretend and make up pretend stories ( e.g. each tell one sentence of story) Inhibitory control: -tapping game ( if I tap 1x, you tap 2x and vice versa), stroop test, simon says do the oppositeSKILL 2: Perspective taking-Parents can help kids develop this skill by highlighting emotions and others' perspectives in everyday life.-Teaching children to be with others is equally important to teaching them independence.
4. Evaluate how solutions might work.
6. Evaluate, and if not working, try something else.
-Help your child feel known and understood.
Repeat your child 's words or what you think she 's attempting to forge.
( why do you think X did this?) SKILL 3: Communicating-when reading, having dinner discussions, etc.
Do n't sk " what 's thi? " or " what color is that? " Ask " why do you say that character did that? " Push your child to be nvolved in analysis and evaluation, and et them to talk through their nderstanding.
-Use " extra talk ": " What if ... ", " remember ... ", " What do you hink? " -When reading, go beyond the story.
Use it as a conversation starter: " why do you feel character did this? " -tell stories to your kids and et them to tell stories about their days-Play word games: clap to the syllables, have kids think of words beginning with each letter and have others guess.-Give them reading assignments in the rocery store ( can pick out cereal, but sugar has to be listed after the fourth ingredient) -Encourage your children to write: can dictate their stories, have them draw pictures, and kee a 'book'-use other vehicles for communication: " painting, drawing, sketchin, collages, dancing, singing, playing instruments, making videos, taking photos ... " -Once in school, help them analyze communication: " What message do you feel the author opted to communicate?