Beyond Intelligence: Secrets for Raising Happily Productive Kids

Beyond Intelligence: Secrets for Raising Happily Productive Kids

by Dona Matthews, Joanne Foster


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What is intelligence? What can parents and teachers do to nurture it when it isn’t obvious and support it when it is? Drawing on insights from current brain research, Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster show that intelligence is not fixed — rather, it can be increased. Through myriad anecdotes from personal experience and case studies, they reveal how parents can identify a child’s abilities, foster creativity, and bolster effort and persistence. They also address how to prevent or alleviate emotional and social problems, and how to embrace failures as learning opportunities. Beyond Intelligence is an essential guide for parents and educators, offering practical suggestions and strategies for raising smart, well-balanced, happily productive children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770894778
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,198,859
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dona Matthews Ph.D. and Joanne Foster Ed.D. are the authors of the award-winning Being Smart About Gifted Education, a finalist for the USA Best Book Awards sponsored by USA Book News. Both live in Toronto.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Starting with Intelligence 5

2 Intelligence and Creativity 27

3 The Changing Demands of Parenting: Diapers to Diplomas 51

4 A Parents' Guide to Tests and Assessments 87

5 Education: Parents' Roles at School 107

6 Education: Teachers' Roles, Responsibilities, and Requirements 129

7 Decision-Making about Schooling 153

8 Possible Complications 175

9 The Social Context: Friends and Others 209

10 Raising Children to Thrive 233

Endnotes 249

Index 271

Acknowledgements 287

About the Authors 289

Customer Reviews

Beyond Intelligence: Secrets for Raising Happily Productive Kids 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
michaelreader More than 1 year ago
Beyond Intelligence is an outstanding guide to optimizing children's intellectual development, self worth, self discipline and flexibility. Easy to read, although based on the latest research. As Carol Dweck, the world renowned developmental psychologist says, "Your children will thank you", if you read this book.