Bright & Quirky Child Summit

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Session 4: Pebbles of Positivity: Tackling Executive Function Difficulties One Step at a Time

Seth Perler

According to Seth Perler, the worst thing you can do with a child with executive function difficulties is nothing. In this talk, Seth tells us how to make progress with our child in consistent baby steps, recognizing and reinforcing their successes no matter how minor. The secret, he says, is prioritizing connection and your relationship, regardless of their age.

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  1. Siobhan lamb on March 18, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Seth – you are awesome!!

  2. Gloria Gallardo-Walker on March 15, 2020 at 2:08 am

    Seth is a Great teacher and explained so much for me as to why our kids are missing the foundational skills to organize themselves after being hand held and then having to be independent in middle school. I wish the foundational steps were taught first in school and then that the teachers could make their own curriculum based on engaging as our kids would really want to go then.

  3. Lisa on March 14, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    I absolutely love Seth Perler (not in a creepy way), but he just makes it all seem so achievable! He was where I first heard of executive function issues and it completely explained why my bright 2e son struggled. I’d recommend his blog and website, but I’ve gained a huge amount from hearing him more today.

    I’m feeling like tying in his clean slate and planning/organising with some of Susan Ward’s ideas on visualising time and plans could be amazingly productive!

    • Lauren on March 14, 2020 at 7:48 pm

      We love Seth here too at B&Q, Lisa! I agree his practical ideas combined with Sara Ward’s envisioning ideas would be a powerful approach. In the end it’s figuring what works for your child!
      -Lauren with the B&Q Team

  4. Caytie on March 14, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    This was SO eye opening for me!! I taught Kindergarten for 4 years before I stayed home with my children. My 7 year old will be SO grateful I watched this!! Thank you Seth! I am so excited to have a clue what she is thinking and feeling. I am thrilled to have a place to start with her.

    • Lauren on March 14, 2020 at 7:49 pm

      I am so happy you get to start this while your kids are still young! Lucky kids to have their mama thinking ahead 🙂
      -Lauren with the B&Q Team

  5. Melanie buterbaugh on March 14, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Love Seth! He always nails it for me! I wish my county would take an Interest in executive function coaches as well as understand the psychological aspect of adhd . Seth clearly makes you feel that you can to this.

    • Anita on March 14, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      Right! First time listening to all these speakers but yes, Seth cuts right through and make the impossible, doable. I’m the same, that’s what we need in the UK – an army of Seths!!

    • Lauren on March 14, 2020 at 7:52 pm

      I hear you on cloning Seth internationally! I think he also trains people in his method to become EF coaches virtually. Maybe put the word out and send them his way!
      -Lauren with the B&Q Team

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