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“Q: Why Can’t My 10-Year-Old Remember to Make His Bed?”

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MMRMomHi MMRMom:I’m thrilled to be answering your question as we spend a lot of time in our Order Out of Chaos community talking about executive age.

Let me explain.If your son has ADHD, then he also has executive functioning challenges. (If you need a crash course on EF, please check out either ADDitude’s many articles and resources or my website, orderoochaos.com.) And the challenges you describe above – disorganization, inability to activate on one’s own, even the “perception” of laziness – are all controlled by our executive functions.[Get This Free Download: A Guide to Building Foundational Executive Functions]“Executive age” refers to a person’s age based on how their brain is working.

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