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Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential #2020

Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Mark S. Lowenthal Smart Parenting for Smart Kids Nurturing Your Child s True Potential Practical research based parenting tips to help children develop essential social emotional skills Chapters include Tempering Perfectionism Building Connection Developing Motivation Finding Joy A
  • Title: Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential
  • Author: Eileen Kennedy-Moore Mark S. Lowenthal
  • ISBN: 9780470640050
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Mark S. Lowenthal Practical, research based parenting tips to help children develop essential social emotional skills Chapters include Tempering Perfectionism, Building Connection, Developing Motivation, Finding Joy A literal Godsend Parents will find great wisdom in its pages Stephen R Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People A smart, deeply perceptive and importanPractical, research based parenting tips to help children develop essential social emotional skills Chapters include Tempering Perfectionism, Building Connection, Developing Motivation, Finding Joy A literal Godsend Parents will find great wisdom in its pages Stephen R Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People A smart, deeply perceptive and important book Wendy Mogel, PhD, author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee Filled with vignettes and strategies for raising smart kids to become healthy, happy and contributing adults Vicki Abeles, producer and co director of Race to Nowhere
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    About "Eileen Kennedy-Moore Mark S. Lowenthal"

    1. Eileen Kennedy-Moore Mark S. Lowenthal

      Eileen Kennedy Moore, PhD, is an author, psychologist, and speaker, who specializes in parenting and children s social and emotional development Her approach is both gentle and practical She s the author of an award winning children s book, What About Me 12 Ways to Get Your Parents Attention Without Hitting Your Sister Parenting Press She s also co author of two books for parents Smart Parenting for Smart Kids Nurturing Your Child s True Potential Jossey Bass Wiley and The Unwritten Rules of Friendship Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends Little, Brown Dr Kennedy Moore serves on the advisory board for Parents magazine and blogs for Psychology Today She has a private practice in Princeton, NJ, where she works with adults, children, and families, and she often presents at schools and conferences.EileenKennedyMoorepsychologytoday blog G NJ licensed psychologist 35SI00425400

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    1. I am always on the lookout for good books on parenting, both as a parent and as an educational consultant When I saw Smart Parenting for Smart Kids I knew I wanted to read it My children are middle graders with a new set of challenges from their toddler years, and I am a working mom with new challenges in my household management, parenting included However, I didn t want a book on how to be a parent I wanted one that helped me tackle specific issues as I helped my children to succeed in life Thi [...]


    2. HmmmThis book would have been better titled Tips for Non Smart Parents with Smart but Disfunctional Kids.The book tends to assume that the smart kid is inevitably going to be socially and emotionally dysfunctional and then offers handy tips like telling your child that if all the other kids come out of a test saying how hard it was then saying But that was completely trivial, you all must be morons isn t likely to help him does feel also book aimed at boys make friends and influence people.Now [...]


    3. This book is for people who are bright or perfectionist, have bright or perfectionist kids, or work with bright kids or perfectionist adults As the authors point out, if you have a bright child, you re probably fairly bright yourself, and this will help you understand yourself and better parent talented and or perfectionist kids It provides valuable suggestions for guiding any child who has difficulty making friends, accepting criticism or dealing with authority figures Unlike some books written [...]


    4. This parenting book was well researched, well written, and exceptionally well organized It gave me practical tips for dealing with one of my kids perfectionism, sensitivity, and authority struggles Additionally, I found the advice about building connection, handling cooperation and competition, developing motivation, and finding joy useful for all of my kids.


    5. I swear the authors have met my kids Lots of helpful ideas and strategies I love it and will use it as a reference often


    6. Overall I was not impressed with this book There is a lot geared towards helping kids fit in and blend into their social hierarchy at school They dismiss Dabrowski s overexcitabilities, as being something Gifted kids can change completely good luck with that The writing style is to the point but also very dry and somewhat repetitive The advice comes across as being a bit patronistic I would not recommend this book to parents of Gifted kids unless maybe if they are stuck in a regular school witho [...]


    7. The section on perfectionism was really illuminating to me Perfectionists are concerned about relationships what do people think I don t want to disappoint dad etc than performance or process A lot of ideas presented in this book reminded me of Carol Dweck s Growth Mindset, which they actually reference a few times It also reminded me of the parenting book Love and Logic One take away be a great role model if you want to teach your kid how to have great social skills, deal with setbacks, work h [...]


    8. A helpful and very practical book with specific strategies for addressing challenges for kids, like being a sore loser, having difficulty with authority at school, perfectionism, anxiety, etc I liked the lack of fluff in this and the focus on really specific ideas if they work, great, if they don t, I can quickly move along I found myself highlighting a lot of things to come back to as needed In particular the suggested language for celebrating children s accomplishments or correcting their fail [...]


    9. I think that this book is really helpful Not that we like to use labels for our kid, but this book had a lot of good strategies and suggestions for thoughtful and helpful parenting.



    10. I reviewed this book for ReadersFavorite.Smart Parenting for Smart Kids Nurturing Your Child s True Potential by Eileen Kennedy Moore, PhD, and Mark S Lowenthal, PsyD, explains how and why children struggle and distills smart parenting into four essential components A compassionate ability to view the world through our children s eyes the confidence to set judicious limits a commitment to turn toward our children often than away and faith in our children s ability to grow and learn The authors [...]


    11. This book, written by two clinical psychologists, opens with talking about the child improvement industry that has grown up so that all kids can fulfill their potential But what is potential We learn that it s not about impressive accomplishments, but is the capacity to grow We live in a narcissistic age where everyone seeks admiration through being good at this or excelling in that Such an attitude is not healthy for our children We all need to make mistakes in order to learn The authors offer [...]


    12. Very helpful in understanding kids I don t think these strategies are only for smart kids, but they highlighted trouble spots that many smart kids deal with I found many ideas to help me with my daughter I was surprised by how much the descriptions reminded me of myself I guess the apple doesn t fall far from the tree Hopefully identifying some of these issues in myself will help me in my approach with my daughter I joked that my husband should read it so he can deal with the both of us I got th [...]


    13. Especially nice are the Predict Whether These Actions Are Likely to ATTRACT or REPEL Friends quiz for kids and parents on page 72, the calming strategies on page 103 e.g blow on a colorful feather, blow bubbles, put on hand lotion, sniff perfume samples , and the advice on page 158 to underreact to a child s victories and defeats let the child s own reactions set the tone If your child has trouble losing at games, have a pregame talk about how he or she will act when other players are successful [...]


    14. Popular psychology approach to common parenting hypotheticals The most engaging sections eschew advice and instead popularize the professional findings of clinicians and researchers There is nevertheless much advice, all very sensible I was somewhat disappointed when the ambiguity of the title went a different way than I had initially predicted Book therefore has broader appeal, likely, than were it directed solely to those kids who test into the fourth standard deviation on Wechsler, say.Probab [...]


    15. A very helpful book for parents of elementary aged gifted children and above If you are reading with a particular child in mind, remember that not every child is going to exhibit every trait described, and that means the advice pertaining to that trait may not be applicable For example, a lot of the advice on perfectionism applied to my daughter but not my son I appreciated the real life example, the suggestions for scaffolding supporting while developing better behavior, and the ideas for my ow [...]


    16. I filled this book with stickies so I could go back and re read sections of it It is filled with ideas for helping children who have trouble with anxiety, self esteem, perfectionism, and a whole list of other issues that seem to plague gifted children with good background of why these problems might be there to begin with There are anecdotes, games, discussion prompts, and other activities for guiding the child on his way to becoming an adult with a happy and meaningful life.I found this book by [...]


    17. video book trailer 2 min Competitive parenting Just say no youtube watch v Zgf2cf FREE pdf excerpt EileenKennedyMoore medI wrote this book with Mark Lowenthal.Called a literal Godsend by Stephen Covey The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People , this book has also been endorsed by Wendy Mogel The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and Vicki Abeles producer, Race to Nowhere Chapters include Tempering Perfectionism, Building Connection, Developing Motivation, and Finding Joy.


    18. This is the first book I ve read about gifted children that actually offered helpful tips for dealing with the difficulties that come from raising a gifted child The essence of the book is to find tools that will help you help your child reach their full potential socially, emotionally, and intellectually It gives you ideas on how to compassionately guide them on their journey not to dictate the path they should take Great book with many great ideas.


    19. I liked this book I m skeptical of a lot of parenting books, but this book was very accessible and the suggestions were reasonable and well presented I liked that each topic is presented in a set of vignettes, so I didn t read every page, but I did read the ones that most applied to the behaviors we are working through in our house I like that the tips for me as a parent are do able I would check this book out again as we move into different issues as he gets older.


    20. Some helpful ideas Some not so helpful The chapter on tempering perfectionism places great importance on not being your child s coach or teacher metaphorically or practically as a main strategy, which is really just an avoidance mechanism The section on grade skipping showed a lack of research.


    21. With advice like Have interests unrelated to your child and Don t measure yourself by your child s performance, this book really is aimed at people who bank a lot on their kids supposed smarts or who imagine themselves to be smart about parenting Despite this awkward framing, the book does seem to be a comprehensive troubleshooting guide Kid has X problem Try doing A,B, and C.


    22. Recommended by Parenting MagazineThis book is exceptionally helpful It talks about tempering perfectionism and tells us parents to resist giving pointers to our kids aka shut up and listen, in my words I loved the chapters on temperament, sensitivity, cooperation, joy, and heck, it s all good.




    23. This book provided some helpful tips, but would not top my list in recommendations for parenting books or books about helping children who have intense emotions or fear of failure.


    24. I found this book to be an extremely accurate description of my child and some of the issues and concerns we have had There were some practical solutions and tips offered as well.



    25. Read this title of May s Parenting by the Book blog It had some good suggestions for coping with perfectionism that I hadn t seen before Worth a look.



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