Children are not that different from adults. They want clear and realistic goals, expectations for their futures, and systems that will allow them to arrive at those goals feeling fulfilled and stronger. They also want a voice in setting those goals and expectations for their futures. When children go to a particular college, take up a new hobby, or follow a career path just to please someone else, they end up in position of weakness, not strength.
"Fox’s strengths-based philosophy provides the tools to prepare kids for the future in a world that demands greater adaptability and creative thinking than ever before."
"Jennifer Fox wrote this book in an effort to change the philosophical conversation about how we raise and educate our children."
Giftedness should extend far beyond a category or a label; it should certainly not be confined to a score or an IQ or achievement test. The test simplifies the recognition of some talents, but the complex potential of a child’s talents, sustained interests, and special aptitudes cannot be represented by performance
What is the boy crisis? It’s a crisis of education. Worldwide, boys are 50 percent less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in reading, math, and science. It’s a crisis of mental health. ADHD is on the rise. And as boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls
In Teach with Your Strengths, you'll hear from great teachers, many of whom reveal their unorthodox—and sure to be controversial—approaches. You'll gain key insights gleaned from 40 years of research into great teaching. And, you'll take an online assessment that reveals your Signature Themes of talent.
Life today can be complex, distracting, fast moving, 24-7, and stressful. It is also joyful and full of exciting possibilities. We know that if it is this way for us, it is only going to be more so for our children. We all want the best for our children, but how
While most parenting books focus on changing the child’s behavior, and yes this book will help you support your child to become his/her very best self, this book dedicates more focuses on for parents’ behaviors. Because you’ll have to manage your own triggers and emotions to effectively coach and connect with
Sparks—when illuminated and nurtured—give young people joy, energy, and direction. They have the power to change a young person’s life from one of “surviving” to “thriving.” Grounded in new research with thousands of teenagers and parents, Sparks offers a step-by-step approach to helping teenagers discover their unique gifts, and works for
It seems everyone has a different method for dealing with the madness. Attachment parenting, free-range parenting, mindful parenting—who is to say one is more right or better for one’s child than another? How do you choose? The truth is that whatever drumbeat you march to, all parents would agree that we
Positive Involvement is designed to convince parents that they need to be involved in their child's learning and it is written to show them how to be both positive and effective in that involvement. As one reviewer wrote, 'The basic premise of the book is that school success is based on
The Text brings together knowledge from neuroscience psychology, psychiatry, child development, special education, early Care and education, cross culture research, and proactive social skills programs and organizes it into a single comprehensive (and comprehensible) whole. The research–based strategies can be used separately or together, providing you with the collection of tools
There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your smart but scattered 4- to 13-year-old might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have
Play is the activity during which people have free reign to explore, invent, express, and act on impulse.
Your job—from your child’s birth until around age twelve—is to notice the unique qualities in your sons and daughters and celebrate those qualities.
Many students make poor choices based on the ratings and find themselves in environments that are not a good match for their personal preferences or their goals.
The message we give children when we say that they have to be outstanding at everything is that they are not good enough just being who they are.
Parents and teachers have fallen into the trap of believing that academic accomplishment is the sole basis for achieving the well-lived life.