Formal mentoring program helps boost executive function skills in youth

Morgan, C., Sibthorp, J., & Tsethlikai, M. (2016). Fostering self-regulation skills in youth: examining the effects of a mentoring curriculum in a summer recreation program. Leisure sciences, 38(2), 161-178. Summarized by Matthew Hagler Introduction Self-regulation refers to the ability to control one’s own internal experiences of thoughts and emotions as well as external expression of […]

Executive Function: What is it and why does it matter?

From Search Institute: The term executive function is familiar to researchers who study child development, but many parents and educators are probably reminded of what CEOs do in corporate offices–rather than what children develop during their critical early years of life. Click on the video below to learn about executive function and why it matters. […]