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Keeping Your Kids Out Front Without Kicking Them From Behind: How to Nurture High-Achieving Athletes, Scholars, and Performing Artists / Edition 1
     

Keeping Your Kids Out Front Without Kicking Them From Behind: How to Nurture High-Achieving Athletes, Scholars, and Performing Artists / Edition 1

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by Ian Tofler M.D., Theresa Foy DiGeronimo, Tofler
 

ISBN-10: 0787952230

ISBN-13: 9780787952235

Pub. Date: 09/27/2000

Publisher: Wiley

Keeping Your Kids Out Front Without Kicking Them From Behind is a common sense guide for moms and dads of talented and gifted children. In this practical book, authors Dr. Ian Tofler and Theresa Geronimo--experts in the field of parenting--present their Seven-Step Program for Encouraging and Protecting High-Achieving Children. This innovative program offers guidance

Overview

Keeping Your Kids Out Front Without Kicking Them From Behind is a common sense guide for moms and dads of talented and gifted children. In this practical book, authors Dr. Ian Tofler and Theresa Geronimo--experts in the field of parenting--present their Seven-Step Program for Encouraging and Protecting High-Achieving Children. This innovative program offers guidance for establishing healthy boundaries between parents' ambitions and the needs of their talented children and clear-cut instructions for helping children balance achievement with happiness.

To read Debating What is Best for Our Children, an excerpt from this book,click here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787952235
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/27/2000
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

AN UP-CLOSE LOOK AT PARENTS AND CHILDREN.

Debating What is Best for Our Children.

From Benign to Abusive.

A SEVEN-STEP PROGRAM FOR ENCOURAGING AND PROTECTING HIGH-ACHIEVING CHILDREN.

Step 1: Define and Evaluate "Talent" Why Evaluate Talent?;
Six Points of Talent Evaluation;
Advice from the Experts.

Step 2: Selecting Classes, Schools, and Camps that Cater to High-Achieving Children Evaluate Four Motives for Special Training: 1) Improvement of Skill, 2) Supportive Environment, 3) Elite Exposure, 4) Resume Building; and Advice From the Experts.

Step 3: Beware Abusive Instructors Avoiding the Win-At-Any-Cost Instructor;
The Burden of Star Makers;
Understanding The Verbal Batterer;
The Danger of the Parent Substitute;
Beware the Sexual Abuser;
Advice from the Experts.

Step 4: Weigh the Cost of Sacrifice Childhood Sacrifices;
Parental Sacrifices;
Sibling Sacrifices;
Advice from the Experts.

Step 5: Look Beyond the Talent Into the Future Look Beyond the Talent;
Look Where You're Going;
Beware the Downside of Competition;
Watch Those Social Skills;
Minimize Chronic Stress;
Nurture Your Parent/Child Relationship;
Advice from the Experts.

Step 6: Beware the Red Flags of Achievement by Proxy Distortion Burnout;
Over-training;
Depression;
Psychological Pain and Illness;
Eating Disorders;
Substance Abuse;
Answering a Cry For Help.

Step 7: Take a Good Look at your Parenting Style Autocratic Controller;
Narcissistic and Needy;
Financially Hungry;
Overly Competitive;
Frustrated Wanna-Be or Has-Been;
Living in Denial;
Untangling the Roots of ABPD;
Encourage and Support.

Epilogue.

Chapter Notes.

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Keeping Your Kids Out Front Without Kicking Them from Behind: How to Nurture High-Achieving Athletes, Scholars, and Performing Artists 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Keeping your Kids Out Front' is extremely helpful to both My husband and I as we deal with the anxiety of raising our multi talented preschool child. Finding a balance between encouraging and pushing and maybe pushing a little too hard, is really difficult. Tofler and DiGeronimo really do provide an excellent roadmap right along the way, and we look forward to years of dipping in and out of this very readable book. We give 'Keeping your kids out front...' 5 stars!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book for its simplicity and applicability for child rearing. It was very helpful as a parent trying to do the right things for their kids. It was non-scientific in its analysis and offered many real-world examples to help with the application.