Thereâ€™s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your â€śsmart but scatteredâ€ť child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: thereâ€™s a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial â€śexecutive skillsâ€ť--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your childâ€™s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how.