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GPA Invites Book Lovers to Attend Session on Executive Functioning

May 27, 2021 – Executive functioning includes skills that kids will use throughout their lives.  

But what is it? Executive functioning involves working memory, flexible thinking and self-control. The concept also influences many skills such as paying attention, organizing and planning and understanding different points of view. 

For those interested in learning more about executive function, Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) invites parents, caregivers and families to attend the Smart But Scattered Book Reading.  

This interactive family engagement session is adapted from the book "Smart but Scattered Teens" by Richard Guare. Charlene Clark, Founder of Legacy Moms and parent mentor, will cover different types of executive functioning skills. Executive functioning also influences many skills such as paying attention, organizing and planning and understanding different points of view. 

GPA Book Club for Book Lovers 
Virtual Webinars for Families 

Thursday, May 27, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday, May 29, 2021, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. 

The sessions will include strategies on how to motivate teens, modify the home environment and teach executive functioning skills. Participants will discover new techniques for parent judgement and through group brainstorming, will create goals for their children. 

“I highly recommend joining us for one of these sessions to assess your executive functioning skills as well as analyze your student’s perspective,” said Kimberly Funderburk, director of GPA. “We will also explore categories for teens based on the greatest area of need according to survey information.” 

To register and learn more about each session, visit https://bit.ly/3fp07mA. A link to join the session will be sent after registration. To learn more about this workshop or other GPA offerings, visit www.gcsnc.com, email parentacademy@gcsnc.com or call 336.279.4924.