The Art of the Coaching Relationship

The importance of ditching the executive function agenda when facing student resistance. I would like to share a story. I started with a client not too long ago who was extremely resistant to the coaching process and battles depression. The client had been characterized as … Continue readingThe Art of the Coaching Relationship

College Planning with Academic and Disability Support Services

For many high school seniors, June 1st is the deadline this year for making a final decision about which college to attend. This decision is the culmination of a long process of exploration in which many factors are taken into consideration: location, size of the … Continue readingCollege Planning with Academic and Disability Support Services

Seeking quaran-teen help? Use a parent coach

Parenting with the Brain in Mind. A supportive and non-judgmental parent coaching model that is flexible and individualized At EEC parent coaching is a flexible and nonjudgmental approach to helping parents to help their kids. We help parents “parent with the brain in mind” to … Continue readingSeeking quaran-teen help? Use a parent coach

Unschooling: Unpacking School and Learning During Corona-cation

With schools closed, students have to re-examine the parameters of learning. From the classroom to the home, students have to reacclimate and reframe the learning environment. This is a fantastic opportunity for young learners to reconnect with their interests and passions and quietly contemplate who … Continue readingUnschooling: Unpacking School and Learning During Corona-cation

TikTok, middle school, and their developing brain

I am not a social media alarmist anymore. Most parents are no longer clueless about social media and the impact it has on the developing brain and the risks associated with unfiltered access. Yet, I come across extreme blogs like this one and still feel … Continue readingTikTok, middle school, and their developing brain

How to Raise Emotionally Strong, Resilient and Powerful Kids in A Digital Age – RedZone Podcast Interview with Dr. David Murphy

RedZone Podcast recently interviewed Dr. David Murphy on how to raise emotionally strong, resilient and powerful kids in a digital age. Through the interview David gets into details related to the issues that are facing children. Dr. Murphy shares techniques, strategies and tactics on these … Continue readingHow to Raise Emotionally Strong, Resilient and Powerful Kids in A Digital Age – RedZone Podcast Interview with Dr. David Murphy

College Readiness and Executive Function Skills

David Murphy, Ed.D. and Cristina Evans, M.Ed. “Only 6 out of 10 students who start college are still enrolled or have graduated 5-6 years later” National Center for Education Statistics. Years ago applying to colleges and getting accepted was the hardest aspect of the higher … Continue readingCollege Readiness and Executive Function Skills