Executive functions are the cognitive skills that we need in order to control and regulate their thoughts, emotions and actions in moments of conflict or under the influence of distractions. Psychologists sometimes distinguish between “cold” Executive functions, which refer strictly to cognitive skills (such as the ability to count in the mind) and ” hot ” Executive functions, which help regulate emotions (such as the ability to control anger).
There are three kinds of Executive functions:
1. Self-control is the ability to resist temptation and do the right thing instead. Self-control helps children focus, act less impulsively, and stay focused while doing some work. Continue reading