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All of life skills involve executive functions of the brain. These functions that take place in the frontal lobe and they blend together social, emotional and intellectual capacities, enabling us to use what we know in order to pursue our goals.

Executive Functioning

  • Response Inhibition

  • Emotional Control

  • Working Memory​

  • Organization (creating and maintaining)

  • Task Initiation

  • Sustained Attention and Focus

  • Reasoning and Judgement 

  • Planning and Prioritizing

  • Mental Flexibility

  • Metacognition (taking a look at the big picture & making adjustments)

  • Stress Tolerance

  • They generalize to improvements in self-esteem, self-confidence, and the ability to actively engage in goal-directed persistence. This goes hand in hand with a person's enhanced emotional stability and control.