Brain Coach Blog

Brain-boosting blogs from executive function coach Mary Turos


Should I Get My Kid (or Myself) Tested?

Well, by now, everyone should know that my answer will always be “yes”, since it is important to know how your brain works and processes information. But my families often express a lot of confusion over whether or not...


The Case for Pong

Space-Invaders. Centipede. Tron. Galaga. Pac-Man. Mario. I remember, in 198X, after much anticipation (aka delayed gratification), the joy of finding an Atari gaming system under the Christmas tree. I had waited months to play the "realistic" games of destroying...


Obesity IS Malnutrition

I'm really getting tired of watching people feed their kids crap food. A steady diet of chicken nuggets, white bread, hotdogs, and processed food is bad for the body and the brain. High fructose corn syrup is horrible; there’s...


Reading is NOT Natural

Reading is NOT Natural A few years ago, I made the mistake of requesting information from a company that "guaranteed improved reading scores within a few weeks". Ever since then, despite repeated attempts to block them, the company frequently...


Should My School Test My Child for a Learning Disability?

Ok, you've now decided to get your child (or yourself) tested. What should you look for in a specialist? What type of testing should you get? Where do you start? Parents can choose to have their child tested through...


It’s 11 O’Clock. Do You Know Why Your Teenager’s Still Asleep?

It's 11 O'Clock. Do You Know Why Your Teenager's Still Asleep?.


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