It’s your choice.
Do you remember what I said?
What do you think we should do?
How are we going to fix this?
You’ve probably said this to your kid (or significant other) many a times, but did you know that these statements and questions engage executive function?
Any goal-driven process or activity that requires conscious thought is utilizing some degree of executive function (a set of mental skills that allow us to appropriately interact with our environment). Look at it like your brain’s upper management or “the executives” in charge of our behavior and cognition as they help plan, organize, and manage many tasks in our everyday life.Continue reading