Resources Lifelong Skills
Skill Sets for Success
Two skills a toddler needs to know
If toddlers don’t learn how to cope with their emotions and express their feelings, it can create challenges, as they become adolescents and adults. Scientists have proven that when toddlers learn how to control their emotions and problem solve, they do much better at home, school and on the playground. These skills pay off significantly later in life, too.
Tips for promoting essential skills
Discover these insightful tips from Mind in the Making.
Disover the information that Mind in the Making has put together for pediatricians on how they can help parents turn behavioral issues into opportunities to promote life skills in their children.
Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence
Discover this 16-page guide (available for download), which describes a variety of activities and games that represent age-appropriate ways for adults to support and strengthen various components of Executive Function and Self Regulation in children.
What is Executive Function?
As essential as they are, we aren’t born with the skills that enable us to control impulses, make plans, and stay focused. We are born with the potential to develop these capacities—or not—depending on our experiences during infancy, throughout childhood, and into adolescence. Our genes provide the blueprint, but the early environments in which children live leave a lasting signature on those genes.