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Deadlines and the Development of Executive Functioning Skills

Part 12 of Davidson Gifted Perspectives, a video series that examines a number of different gifted-related issues and viewpoints.

Recently, during one of our members-only Q&A events, a family asked if not setting due dates for their homeschooler would hinder the development of their executive functioning skills. They were wondering if there is a certain age to impose deadlines and how to know where a Young Scholar’s executive functioning levels are if there are no deadlines to test them. Here’s a Family Services team member sharing her thoughts.