Executive Functioning Support:      Raising an Organized Kid
facilitated by Deanna Kim, M.Ed.
Fridays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Pacific)
March 1- March 29, 2024 (5 weeks)


Fridays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, PDT
March 1 - March 29, 2024 (5 weeks)


Course meetings are weekly: Mar. 1, Mar. 8, Mar. 15, Mar. 22, Mar. 29 (2024)



This is an virtual, interactive support course, where parents/guardians are encouraged to participate with their cameras on and to share with others in a like-minded safe environment. Sessions will not be recorded due to the personal nature of the discussion. Class size is kept small to provide attention to each family.


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

What People Are Saying

"Thanks for the discussion today.  These are important concepts to think about and process."   — past program participant

"Today’s session seems critically on point for our family because some of it relates directly to me and a lot of it relates with my daughter."  — past program participant
 "I’m so excited for class today. I stole your idea about taking social media off my phone and putting it on my iPad and I now hardly check it.  I’m embarrassed to say how much time I was unknowingly spending in a wasteful land of social media. Thank you for that tip."   — past program participant

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 interactive support course 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

Register Now!

Regular price $350 for one person for the 5 classes. Early bird $320 through February 12. Space is limited, and 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. If this program timing doesn't work for you, Deanna is also available for direct consultation.

Summit Center offers psychological and educational assessments and counseling for children, adolescents, adults, and families. We work with all kids – including those who are gifted, those with learning challenges, and those who are both gifted and have challenges. Our team uses a strengths-based approach to help our clients reach their fullest developmental potential. Our offices are located in Northern California (Walnut Creek) and Southern California (Torrance). Learn more at https://summitcenter.us/.