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Peg Dawson, Ed.D., and Richard Guare, Ph.D., present an innovative program to strengthen kids' abilities to plan ahead, follow through, and get things done.

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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.

"Dawson and Guare's work should be considered essential." ---Library Journal Starred Review

"This brilliant book is by far the best on the topic that I have read to date." ---Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, author of Taking Charge of ADHD

"While Susan Ericksen's distinct and assertive enunciation promotes respect for these ideas, her warmth also makes them sound inviting." ---AudioFile

"Susan Ericksen provides a clear, sympathetic reading." ---Library Journal Audio Review
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Smart but Scattered

The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential

Author Peg Dawson, Ed.D., Richard Guare, Ph.D.

Narrated by Susan Ericksen

Publication date Aug 6, 2012

Running time 13 hrs

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