SOCIAL SCIENCES

Raising an Organized Child: 5 Steps To Boost Independence, Ease Frustration, and Promote Confidence

American Academy of Pediatrics. Jun. 2019. 224p. ISBN 9781610022828. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781610022842. CHILD REARING
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According to pediatrician Korb (founder, Ctr. for Developing Minds, CA), 80 percent of marriages end in divorce in families with special-needs children. Each week, Korb deals with thousands of youth who struggle with school owing to neurodevelopmental issues, cognitive deficits, language delays, attention dysfunctions, and emotional issues. He considers the homework challenges as well as the financial and time drains on families, believing the best way to prepare your child's brain for adulthood is through teaching organized thinking skills. Korb outlines five steps to raising an organized child: be consistent, introduce order, give everything its place, practice forward thinking, and promote problem solving. Divided into sections for each stage of childhood from infant to teenager, this work includes practical ideas for implementing each of the five steps.
VERDICT Parents look to the American Academy of Pediatrics for expert advice and here will find practical and helpful tips for developing executive function in children, whether special needs are present or not.

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