Executive Functioning Support
Course: Raising an Organized Kid
facilitated by Deanna Kim, M.Ed.
Wednesdays, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
April 12 through May 10 (5 weeks)


Wednesdays, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
April 12 through May 10 (5 weeks)


Course meetings are weekly: April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3, and May 10


This is an online event.



Deanna Kim                                    Summit Center
phone (925) 939-7500
email   update@summitcenter.us

Do you feel overwhelmed by your family's ever-growing list of after school activities? Are you up late at night helping your child finish a project that's due tomorrow? While many of us with children struggle with planning, organization, and time management, developing a family system can be the key to overcoming these challenges.

This workshop will offer parents the unique opportunity to develop a roadmap for organizing their family, and learn more about executive functioning and how it impacts our day-to-day lives. Sessions will focus on planning through the use of a family calendar, time management, routines, sustaining attention, how to work through the homework frustrations, and emotional regulation. Each participant will leave with the tools they need to help their family get back on track and more organized this year. 

Led by Deanna Kim, M.Ed., educational therapist. Topics include:

  • Week 1: Metacognition & Planning
    - how to zoom out and zoom in to address our children’s needs
    - how to maximize the planner and calendar to manage long term projects, extra curricular activities, and special events
  • Week 2: Organization & Time Management
    - how to keep things organized physically and digitally
    - how to increase time awareness and manage time through various tools
  • Week 3: Sustaining Attention & Response Inhibition
    - how to identify and rate impulses
    - how to maximize focus during homework and handle distractions
  • Week 4: Emotional Regulations
    - how to understand correlation between poor emotional regulations and learning - how to express strong emotions and learn tools to regulate them
  • Week 5: Bring it all together
    - how to create realistic action steps
    - how to handle some common pitfalls

 Update: the course is full, and registration is closed. Please email update@summitcenter.us to be placed on a waiting list.

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Group participation costs $320 for one person for the 5 classes. Price increases to $350 after March 24. Pre-registration is required. 

Deanna M. Kim, M.Ed., is an Educational Therapist specializing in academic coaching and math interventions at Summit Center in Walnut Creek. Previously, she offered executive functioning coaching services at The Athenian School in Danville, CA. Deanna’s passion is to empower children to grow in executive functioning skills through collaborating with parents, for which she coined the term T.O.P.S. skills (Time Management, Organization, Planning, and Self-Understanding). Prior to joining Summit Center, she worked as a classroom teacher and learning specialist. Deanna is the blessed mother of twin boys.

Summit Center offers psychological and educational assessments and counseling for children, adolescents, and adults. We specialize in those who may be gifted, creative, or twice-exceptional (both gifted and with learning differences). Learn more at https://summitcenter.us/.