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Author Fox, Jenifer.

Title Your child's strengths : a guide for parents and teachers / Jenifer Fox
Published New York : Penguin, [2008]


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 MELB  372.21 Fox/Ycs  AVAILABLE
Description xxii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Pt. 1. The Weakness Heart -- Ch. 1. The Face of Weakness -- Ch. 2. Standardization and the Weakening of the Individual -- Ch. 3. The High Coast of a Brand-Name College -- Ch. 4. Learning Disabilities for Dummies -- Ch. 5. The Myth of Adolescent Rebellion -- Pt. 2. A Strengths Awakening -- Ch. 6. Your Three Types of Strengths -- Ch. 7. Setting the Stage for Discovery and Development -- Ch. 8. Strengths are for Younger Kids, Too -- Ch. 9. Barriers and Bridges: Making the Strengths Life Possible -- Ch. 10. This Approach is for Life -- Pt. 3. Create Your Future, Play to Your Strengths Workbook -- How it Works -- Activity Strengths -- Relationship Strengths -- Learning Strengths -- Looking to the Future -- Is This the Answer to Our Future? -- Appendix A. My Strengths Inventory: Hat, Vest, Shoes -- Appendix B. The Affinities Program -- Appendix C. Resources
Summary A book for parents and teachers that explores how children's individual strengths create success. Educator Fox is poised to change the conversation about education in this country. For too long, parents and teachers have focused on identifying and "fixing" kids' weaknesses--this book turns that flawed paradigm on its head. 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. She gives parents and teachers the tools to discover strengths in three main areas working in tandem: Activity Strengths, the tasks that make us feel engaged and energized; Relationship Strengths, the things we do for and with others that make us feel valued and competent; and Learning Strengths, the ways we approach and understand new information. This book is a road map for young people and society to a future that plays to strengths.--From publisher description
Notes Includes index
Subject Ability in children.
Child development.
Child rearing.
Education -- Parent participation.
ISBN 9780143115175 (paperback)