Brain building improves Executive Functioning Skills! What are these and why are they important? Adults and children use these skills every day as they: initiate a task, use self-control, organize a schedule, manage their time, utilize working memory, choose to persevere, are willing to be flexible, and are aware of their own thoughts (metacognition). Executive Functioning Skills can be learned! CB&J provides practice to improve these essential skills and promote future independence for our children. Showing them the importance of a growth mindset is imperative to brain building!