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๐Ÿง  ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง'๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ ๐“๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ: ๐”๐ง๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐„๐ฑ๐ž๐œ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐…๐ฎ๐ง๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐’๐ฎ๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ.

๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ง'๐ฌ ๐จ๐œ๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ ๐ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ, ๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ง๐œ๐ก๐›๐จ๐ฑ๐ž๐ฌ, ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง?



๐Ÿ‘‰ These challenges are often linked to the development of executive functions, the brain's control tower for managing thoughts, emotions, and actions.



๐Ÿ“Œ In neuropsychology, executive functions are considered high-level abilities essential for goal-directed behaviour.



๐Ÿ“ŒThey're not innate but skills that must be explicitly taught and nurtured.



Let's explore the four key executive functions our children need to develop:



๐Ÿ”บ ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ: Keeping information in mind-related to attention and focus


๐Ÿ”บ๐ˆ๐ง๐ก๐ข๐›๐ข๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ (๐’๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ-๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ): Managing impulses and thinking before acting.


๐Ÿ”บ๐‚๐จ๐ ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐…๐ฅ๐ž๐ฑ๐ข๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ: Adapting and Shifting Perspectives in New Situations.


๐Ÿ”บ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ž๐ซ๐ ๐š๐ง๐ข๐ณ๐ข๐ง๐ : Laying out steps to achieve goals.





These functions are critical for complex learning and daily life management.



Children gradually master these skills with guidance and support. Instead of labelling a child as forgetful, acknowledge that they are still learning to organise and plan.





๐ŸŒฑย ๐„๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐  ๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐๐ฌ:


๐ˆ๐ญ'๐ฌ ๐š ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐  ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ญ ๐ ๐ฎ๐ข๐๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž.

However, individuals with executive function challenges might find everyday tasks like tracking time, estimating task durations, and making plans difficult.


That's why it's crucial to integrate executive function training into our educational systems. This isn't just about academic success but equipping our children with lifelong skills.


๐Ÿ“š Action for Parents and Educators:

To all parents and educators, let's commit to understanding and supporting the development of executive functions in our children. Let's transform our approach from merely instructing to actively engaging in learning. By doing so, we're preparing our children for a successful and balanced life.

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