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Worried about your college freshman’s adjustment? We’re sharing advice on how parents can find the perfect balance between supporting your child while still allowing them their own independence during this big transition.

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141. BTS: How can I support my teen who is having trouble adjusting to college?

Supporting your teen while transitioning to college

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56. Setting your child’s brain up for success this summer: How to keep executive functioning skills strong without the structure of the school year

Executive functioning skills are the systems, structures and routines we establish in our daily life that make us successful. Do you always put the mail on the end table when you walk in the door? That’s a perfect example of this.

These skills are housed within the prefrontal cortex and that part of the brain isn’t fully developed until we are in our 20s! So all children, whether they are neurotypical or struggle with an executive functioning skills deficit like ADHD, can benefit from exercising this “muscle.”

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