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The Best Advice I’ve Never Wanted to Give

By now, 90% of the New Year’s resolutions have already worn off, so it’s time to dig deep and get gritty in 2023. Are you ready? Raise your hand if you’ve got a goal you’ve been putting off because you’re [...]

How Can I Help My Teen Avoid Self-Sabbotage?

If you’ve thrown your hands up because your teen spent 5 hours online playing video games or scrolling social media right after telling you they want to get their grades up in math and science, you are not alone. [...]

Introducing Executive Function Skills Coordinator & Learning Sherpa Cindy Geske

Wife, Shepherd, Sherpa Hello Yellow Parachute Families and Friends, I am happy to tell you that I have recently joined Yellow Parachute Learning Partners as the Executive Function Coordinator and Learning Sherpa. I currently live in Minnetonka with my [...]

Recovery from Perfectionism and Shame

As a recovering perfectionist, I am keenly aware of times when shame has clouded my perception, especially when I have felt criticized. My perception of rejection was, in those moments, more powerful than I could manage. More intense than hurt [...]

Coaching Your Conductor: The Learning Coach and Executive Function

Imagine sitting in a concert hall. The crowd falls silent as the conductor takes her place on center stage and cues the orchestra. Moments later, she’s keeping the melody, watching the tempo, and tracking the upcoming key changes. Her job [...]

By |2020-07-14T22:10:32-05:00April 11th, 2019|ADHD, Executive Functioning Skills, Parenting|

How Knowing Where You Are Helps You Get Where You Want to Go

As ever-adventurous neighborhood travelers, my daughter and I attempted a new shortcut to her friend’s house this weekend. We also like to sing a little in the car, and we anticipated our accomplishment with a melodious mix of Pentatonix’s “White [...]

By |2020-07-14T22:24:28-05:00November 7th, 2018|ADHD, Learning How To Learn, Parenting|

Celebrate Success With Jennifer and Evelyn Zick

When Jennifer Zick’s first child was diagnosed with ADHD in first grade, Jennifer was scared. “As first-time parents, the diagnosis was overwhelming. We didn’t want her labeled or limited, but we realized some things would be harder for her.” Over [...]

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