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"The best parent resource on executive skills that I have seen. As a parent of three children, one of whom has learning disabilities, and as a special education associate who works in the classroom, I highly recommend this book. It shows there is hope for children who are struggling, and offers practical, detailed advice."--L. Libbey, parent, Hampton, NH
"Filled with real-world examples and solutions, this easy-to-read book is the first comprehensive guide to the management of children's executive skills. It gets to the heart of the matter, offering both parents and teachers accessible and highly efficient means to cope with a gamut of obstacles faced by children of all ages and abilities."--Kristina Mecelicaite, MEd, special education coordinator, North Central Charter Essential School, Fitchburg, MA
"Do you feel stymied by your child's failure to live up to his or her potential? Have you run out of ideas about how to handle the situation? Look no further--this fascinating and readable book is packed full of useful ideas that will help you understand what the problem is and how you can help. It presents practical and proven techniques based on rigorous scientific research."--Peter Farrell, PhD, University of Manchester, UK; past president, International School Psychology Association
"Drs. Dawson and Guare translate cutting-edge research into meaningful, practical, well-organized, and easy-to-implement strategies that parents can use to enhance a child's natural executive abilities. 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
"Executive skills are, in fact, what your child needs to make any of your hopes and dreams for his future--or his own hopes and dreams--come true. Read morePublished 13 days ago by S. Rusk
Smart but Scattered is a book everyone should take time to read. These days every one in seven kids will be labeled as having ADHD or ADD. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Prosper2010
My oldest son is the reason I had decided to read this book. He has organizational problems. He also gets very distracted very easily. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Annette B.
This book becomes interesting after reading more than half. In the beginning, you feel that you are reading for a psychology class or an exam. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Amber R. Allen
I guess I had never thought of skills learned during a child's development as executive skills, which they are referred to often in Smart but Scattered. Read morePublished 23 days ago by KarenN
I love reading books about self help and self riser. Learning new things and as a homeschool parent I find my children get scattered a little bit each day. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Allison Nowaczyk
This book is absolutely perfect in aiding any parent to get their child on track to being organized and creating the executive skills that they need in life. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Nicole Grube
I am a counselor in a grade school for 4th thru 8th grade. Though this book is written to parents, I find the information and worksheets to be excellent and I have already used a... Read morePublished 27 days ago by denise ogara
This is a great book for anyone to read, but especially for parents wanting to support their kids. This book shows how to make small changes to help your child grow, learn and... Read morePublished 29 days ago by TwoDoves