To be honest, I’ve never liked kids. They were just annoying, screaming, toothless and bald little humans and I wasn’t a fan of them. I’m working in the clothing store on the children section and had no love for kids. But after reading @sembell’s beautiful story, I must admit, those little toothless weirdos are kinda okay. But Eaden Duchovny is still the only child I like, ha.
U of M professors Stephanie Carlson and Phil Zelazo know that executive function (EF) skills—the ability to control our thoughts, actions, and emotions—also allow us to pay attention, listen, and follow directions. And for kids just starting to learn, that’s incredibly important. Recent studies have shown these skills are more predictive of academic success than IQ, and that kids who don’t have them begin to falter immediately.