Believe it or not, your child may not be doing this on purpose. We know…hard to believe! But there’s a simple explanation. Children with a trauma history often lack the ability to do simple things like carry out a task they’ve been asked to do. Same with favors, or chores you’ve assigned to them. You may find yourself repeating yourself a zillion times before they comply.
What is really going on?
That simple explanation has to do with executive function disruption. One of the primary things that trauma impacts is a person’s pre-frontal cortex in the frontal lobe of the brain. Within the prefrontal cortex is a person’s executive functioning ability. Executive functioning helps us do everything from getting up on time for work, to organizing important tasks, managing complex assignments, fulfilling responsibilities, moving through the day in productivity, and (you guessed it) completing tasks.
You’re probably starting to piece some realities with your children together right now, aren’t you?
In this latest episode of our podcast series, “Help! I Need Answers” we talk answer the question, “Why Won’t My Child Complete A Task?”
If you missed the first episode from last week, click here.
Also on the show…
- Join our brand new FREE 3-day online workshop, The Resilient Caregiver! Happening March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, Mike will be walking attendees through 3 keys to achieving resiliency and hope on the parenting journey. *Space is limited. Click Here to sign up.
- The Insight Virtual Conference April 29th and 30th! Are you on the email update list? Click Here to join. When we open up registration at the end of this month, anyone who’s on the update list and registers for the conference will be automatically entered into a drawing to win some super cool prizes as well as special bonus content.
Thanks for stopping by this week! 🙂