All children don’t learn the same way, yet schools take a one-size-fits-all approach to education. At The Little Executive, we equip and empower children with the 4Qs so that they have a better chance of absorbing what is taught in schools, are able to negotiate complex social situations, and can bounce back when faced with failure.

Executive Function Quotient

What is Executive Function Quotient?

Imagine a busy airport. The control tower has a vital role of directing air traffic properly so planes can take off and land smoothly. Likewise, in the brain, the Control Centre is known as the Pre-frontal cortex. It is the most important part of the brain to develop as it controls all the other parts. It is responsible for a whole hosts of functions we perform every single day.

It has been heavily researched by Harvard and neuroscientists for over 60 years yet seems to be a well-kept secret in education. Parents, who are teachers themselves, are sending their children to TLE because they know this is the crucial missing piece of the puzzle in education.

The 3 biggest stumbling blocks leading to poor Executive Function Quotient in children today:

  •  Use of gadgets “Digital heroin”

Technological devices such as iPads, smartphones and play-stations disrupt the brain’s pre-frontal cortex which controls Executive Function (EF), in exactly the same way that cocaine does.

  • Helicopter Parenting or Helper Syndrome

Parents often feel that their children are unable to do things without an adult’s help. This misconception results in children having minimal opportunities to practice their EF skills.

  • Busy Parents with High Expectations

Some parents have high academic expectations of their child yet are unable to spend enough time with them. These parents may also expect their child to perform tasks beyond their age and abilities. Children need supportive adults who spend quality time with them to help them build age-appropriate social and emotional skills.

3 Common Parenting Myths

Resilience Quotient (RQ)

We can’t change the fact that children will face challenges along the way. It could be coping with everyday frustrations, sudden changes or activities they can’t handle. Instead of over-protecting them, we need to equip them with the right attitude and skills to overcome failure. Resilience is being able to bounce back from stress, adversity or tragedy and it can be nurtured in all children.

In our classrooms, mistakes are viewed as learning opportunities and our Little Executives encourage one another as a team. They learn not to be sore-losers and support one another to be better versions of themselves.

We develop in them a Growth Mindset and they view failure as learning opportunities and learn to persevere instead of giving up.

Emotional Quotient (EQ)

Babies are not born with emotional regulation skills and children need to learn how to manage their emotions when they feel angry, scared or upset. Instead of throwing tantrums, hitting out or crying, our Little Executives are taught positive ways to manage their emotions.

Besides developing a high emotional quotient, children also need to be equipped with well-rounded social skills. Children these days have less time for unstructured play time and opportunities to interact with one another. It is important for children to learn how to work together, handle their differences, compromise and treat each other with respect.

Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

At TLE, we use research based activities to give your child strong cognitive foundational skills to set them up for success. By focusing on concepts over content, our Little Executives are well-equipped to excel in school, external classes and in daily life.

By learning how to learn better, we empower each Little Executive with the right set of Tools to become independent and self-motivated learners. We challenge them to stretch towards their potential to unlock their brilliance.