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.
How can I get my toddler to sleep in their own bed?
Most toddlers and young children want to sleep with their parents at some point during their lives. The specifics of when, why and how vary, however, it’s normal and very common for parents to have at least one small child sharing their bed at some stage.