At times it seems your child will never get out of that hole they dug for themselves. Nineteen years in the classroom taught me a few things about teenagers and holes. As we know, there’s no rewind button. Yet, at the same time it’s not too late. They can still learn to use helpful tools and strategies to get out of that hole. If they want. The answer isn’t lawn-mowing or snowplowing the problems out of their way for your guy or gal. This is about coaching them to do it themselves. Those nineteen years taught me that if undermining habits and behaviors are not addressed. They can become expectations of the worst variety. At that point change becomes an uphill battle–remember Sisyphus? When Sisyphus get’s to the top of the hill his boulder rolls back down and he gets to do it all over again. It took years of watching organized and motivated students do well and the disorganized and unmotivated students do poorly before I realized that the later would do well if they could. During that time I encountered a brilliant little book called “Getting Things Done” by David Allen and I became hooked on executive function. Like all good parents you have a strong belief in your child’s fundamental abilities. Yet may be discouraged by their inability to actually ‘get things done.’ Don’t despair. Even when the evidence is pointing in the opposite direction. They are capable and they are going to be fine once they learn these skills. The TigerTiger program is my solution for those who have all the native gifts but lack some combination of the acquired skills to take their place in the driver’s seat of an amazing life. As we progress your child will: identify the point of greatest friction figure out what the dream is and give it a name figure out what the opposite of the dream is and give that a name as well get specific and precise with their language power through sloppy thinking construct a model of admirable traits break the dream down into milestones identify the sources of negative emotions and create sensible alternatives Do you see plenty of evidence of your child’s intelligence yet their attention is bouncing all over? Do you wish they could apply themselves as you know they can? If you’re anxious about the time it’s taking them to figure out how to use their time constructively. It’s time to find out what the coaching option can do for your child. Sign up here for a free 20 minute introductory coaching session. It might prove to be the thing you were looking. I think it will.