Our very own product called Folders for Focusing is a powerful but simple tool for helping children develop many of these habits and skills. Used at home and in school, and more commonly called Please Don’t Bug Me folders, each of six kid-friendly designs are used by children to reduce distractions and create their own quiet space as they do homework, read, write, draw, and do other activities that help them learn and develop.

Kids love their folders, think they’re fun, and soon use them on their own when sitting down to do their work.  The inclusion of two internal dry erase boards has resulted in the generation of many special uses by classroom teachers, parents, grandparents, special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, and others.

While virtually all children can improve their Executive Functioning Skills with regular use and practice with Folders for Focusing, many children with ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, or other special needs can often benefit the most.

Dr. Daniel Goleman, learned psychologist, science journalist for many years at The New York Times, and author of the highly touted best seller Emotional Intelligence, has said:

  • “The root of learning is keen focus [because] distractions kill comprehension. But the new normal for young people continually interrupts their focus with distractions.”
  • “Our tech – tablets, texts, Facebook, tweets, you name it – has changed childhood. And that has huge implications for how our kids’ brains develop the ability to pay attention and to learn.”
  • “Kids learn best when they can maintain sustained attention, whether to what the teacher is saying, their textbook, or homework.”
  • “The more a youngster can practice keeping her focus and resist distraction, the stronger and more richly connected [her] neural real estate becomes.”
  • And “children who learn how to focus in our fast-paced, distracting world do better in school, are better able to manage their emotions, and build lasting relationships.”
Dr. Daniel Goleman – Learned Psychologist – Author