Unleashing Kids' Potention: What Parents, Grandparents, and Teachers Need to Know

Unleashing Kids' Potention: What Parents, Grandparents, and Teachers Need to Know

by Karen A. Waldron
     
 

This book turns research into reality. Dr Waldron shows parents, grandparents, step-parents, and other adults how to have more fun with children and teens, solve family problems, and develop a lifetime of open communication. Dr Waldron (who teaches children, young adults, and graduate students) shares practical lessons on ways teachers and parents can work together so…  See more details below

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This book turns research into reality. Dr Waldron shows parents, grandparents, step-parents, and other adults how to have more fun with children and teens, solve family problems, and develop a lifetime of open communication. Dr Waldron (who teaches children, young adults, and graduate students) shares practical lessons on ways teachers and parents can work together so children become 'Winners'. The author of this beneficial book is a talented storyteller, weaving humorous and poignant anecdotes about real people's successes at home and school.

"In a uniquely warm and personal way, the challenging issues of child-rearing are brought alive through the poignancy of the stories. Anyone caring for or about children must read this book."
~ Gus Murray, M.H.R.D., M.Sc., Psychotherapist and Director of Counselor Training,
Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland

"This wonderful collection of real-life stories allows the reader to reflect on meaningful and provocative vignettes that cut across time, cultures, communities, personal and family experiences. As a parent and pediatrician, I can appreciate the suggestions that may be applied to situations in our daily lives. This book will better prepare us to care for current and future generations of children."
~ Fernando A. Guerra, M.D., M.P.H., Pediatrician and Director of Public Health, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

"This inspiring book offers families and teachers a myriad of ideas, options, and practical strategies to help raise children and teens who present us with many challenges at home and school. Every page contains a gem that helps adults take charge and steer young people successfully through situations impacting them daily."
~ Yvonne Katz, Ed.D.,Superintendent of Schools, Beaverton, Oregon

A Professor of Education at Trinity University, in San Antonio, Dr. Karen Waldron also appears regularly on television and radio, describing ways families and teachers can raise happy, successful children who avoid substances and violence. Dr. Waldron helps adults solve both everyday and difficult family problems, allowing children and teens to reach their wonderful potential. She shares practical lessons for parents and teachers, ways of working together so the child becomes the Winner.
In this special book, we learn that Dr. Waldron is a talented story-teller who weaves humorous and real-life anecdotes about successes at home and school. She has published three previous books, numerous articles, and presented more than 100 lively seminars for parents and teachers.

Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for Reader Views (12/06:
The theme of "Unleashing Kids' Potential" is helping our children lead a happy, successful, and fulfilling life. This book contains the stories of families' struggles to give children a wholesome childhood. "All of them want today's children to be happy, to avoid the land mines around them, such as substances and violence, and to take charge of the journey from successful childhood to successful adulthood."

Today's society is one that presents complications when raising kids. We look back fondly at a past when mothers were at home when their children returned from school, most households had two parents. It was a simpler time. The author suggests we need to return to the premise of an extended family where adults supported each other and took responsibility for "all related children through good and bad times."

The actions of parents have an impact on their kids whether they realize it or not. In the story of Crystal, her mother strongly supports her schoolwork and encourages her. The mother is glad the teacher stopped in for a visit. Crystal eagerly shares library books with her teacher but then her father walks in drunk. Crystal is embarrassed but later discusses it with her teacher. Crystal is determined never to do that to her child. Crystal is strong and wise but not all children are.

As a reading coach I've seen what happens when a child comes in cold, hungry and with no sleep. "A child's physical needs must be met before they can be successful at school. They should be rested and fed." I applaud Dr. Waldron for writing this book. She is honest and open in her thoughts and ideas. The book is well written. Dr. Waldron obviously knows from experience how to assist a child in being all he was meant to be. I highly recommend "Unleashing Kids' Potential" to all who work with and care about children and their future: teachers, parents, grandparents, etc.

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5-star review on Amazon
The actions of parents have an impact on their kids whether they realize it or not... I applaud Dr. Waldron for writing this book. She is honest and open in her thoughts and ideas. The book is well written. Dr. Waldron obviously knows from experience how to assist a child in being all he was meant to be. I highly recommend "Unleashing Kids' Potential" to all who work with and care about children and their future: teachers, parents, grandparents, etc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015468373
Publisher:
Reed, Robert D. Publishers
Publication date:
09/10/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

A Professor of Education at Trinity University, in San Antonio, Dr. Karen Waldron also appears regularly on television and radio, describing ways families and teachers can raise happy, successful children who avoid substances and violence. Dr. Waldron helps adults solve both everyday and difficult family problems, allowing children and teens to reach their wonderful potential. She shares practical lessons for parents and teachers, ways of working together so the child becomes the Winner.

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