Executive function is an important issue for all children and their parents. Every child must learn how to plan, focus attention, follow instructions, and multitask, all of which can be difficult. Stress and academic anxiety can easily derail the executive function processes that are so important to our children’s academic success, self-regulation, and emotional well-being. In this talk, we will highlight the ways that academic anxiety can affect our children’s ability to cope with the demands of school, family, and friends. Parents will learn specific ways to help their children manage the stresses in their lives at home and at school, using fun and effective activities.
Hosted by Atrium School, facilitated by Kathy, Merry Murray and Bob. This event is free and open to the public.
About Judith Stein, Ph.D.
Judith Stein is a Licensed Psychologist at the Institute for Learning and Development. She received her Doctorate in Psychology from Boston University with a specialty in Clinical Psychology. She completed a Fellowship at Children’s Medical Center in Boston and a Post-doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at the Lahey Medical Center. Dr. Stein provides individual and group therapy for children and adults, comprehensive neuropsychological assessments, school consultations, and parent education. She is a contributing author of several books including Parent Guide to Hassle-Free Homework (Scholastic, 2007) and Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom (Guilford Press, 2010). Her special interests are working with parents of children with learning and attentional problems, treating anxiety and mood disorders, providing consultations in the area of nonverbal learning disorders, and teaching mindfulness.