"My kid is smart, but ..." It takes more than school smarts to create a fulfilling life. In fact, many bright children face special challenges. Some are driven by perfectionism. Some are afraid of effort, because they're used to instant success. Some routinely butt heads with authority figures. Some struggle to get along with their peers. Some are outwardly successful but just don't feel good about themselves. Smart Parenting for Smart Kids is a practical and compassionate book that explains the reasons behind these struggles and offers parents strategies to help children cope with feelings, embrace learning, and build satisfying relationships. Drawing from research as well as the authors' clinical experience, it focuses on the essential skills children need to make the most of their abilities and become capable, confident, and caring people. Praise for Smart Parenting for Smart Kids "This book is a literal godsend. Parents will find great wisdom in its pages."
--STEPHEN R. COVEY, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People "This fresh parenting book is filled with vignettes and strategies for raising smart kids to become healthy, happy and contributing adults."
--VICKI ABELES, Producer and Co-Director, Race to Nowhere "A smart, deeply perceptive, and important book."
--WENDY MOGEL, PhD, author, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee "Helps parents see how to encourage their children to develop as whole people with feelings, ideas, and the ability to cope with the occasional disappointment."
--ROBERTA MICHNICK GOLINKOFF, PhD, author, Einstein Never Used Flash Cardsshow more