How to boost executive function in childrenExecutive function is not something we are born with, but rather a range of skills which we develop over time. Babies and very young children don’t have the maturity or capacity to use executive function skills until they have developed between the ages of 3-5 years. This is why so much of their behaviour is impulsive and reactive, especially in the toddler years. Although this can be frustrating for parents to manage, it’s also very normal and useful to remind ourselves that young children generally do the best they can, with what they’re capable of doing.
Tips for when your child is sleeping away from home
We’ve all heard that babies and young children are adaptable. But the truth is that many small people are not. Just like the adults in their lives, some respond more easily to changes in their daily routine, others are less flexible.
Whichever way your child is ‘hard wired’ to respond to change, there will be times when they’ll need a little more support. Sleep and settling is one aspect of care which needs to be flexible, depending on the day and where your child may be.