Education a la Carte: Choosing the Best Schooling Options for Your Child

Education a la Carte: Choosing the Best Schooling Options for Your Child

by Kevin Leman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800728434
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker who has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. He has made house calls through hundreds of radio and television programs, such as Fox & Friends, The View, Fox's The Morning Show, Today, Morning in America, The 700 Club, CBS's The Early Show, Janet Parshall, CNN, and Focus on the Family, and has served as a contributing family psychologist to Good Morning America. A bestselling and award-winning author, Dr. Leman has written more than fifty books about marriage and family issues, including The Birth Order Book and Have a New Kid by Friday. Dr. Leman and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and four grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction: It's Time to Change the Conversation 13

Why a quality education is so critical in today's world, and how you can get it.

1 The Top Concerns of Parents 23

What's most important to parents, and how they can best help their child succeed.

2 Factoring In Your Child's Uniqueness 43

Capitalizing on your child's strengths, natural talents, and curiosity.

3 Schooling a la Carte 57

Wading through the plethora of options-pros and cons.

4 Finding Just the Right menu for Your Palate 84

Selecting the perfect education options to bring out the best in your child.

5 Your Parental Role in Schooling 110

How your background, expectations, and beliefs influence your definition of your child's success.

6 Preschool and Kindergarten 140

How to know if your child is ready for these first steps.

7 Homework and Grades 154

What homework and grades really mean, and how best to motivate your child.

8 Top Traits of the Absolute Best Schools 178

How to know if you've found just what you're looking for.

9 Your Personal Menu to Educational Success 192

Taking what you've learned and turning it into a practical plan.

Ask Dr. Leman 209

The hottest questions parents ask about education and my time-tested answers.

An Encouraging Word 261

Top 10 List: What to Look For in a Quality Education 265

Notes 267

About Dr. Kevin Leman 269

Resources Dr. Kevin Leman 273

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Education a la Carte: Choosing the Best Schooling Options for Your Child 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
benhli38 More than 1 year ago
Every parent considers ways of teaching their children. Should they allow the public school system? Maybe some consider private school. Others go with a more nontraditional route: home-schooling. With the rise of threats being made to children in the school system, parents have more ways of thinking of how to give their children the best education available. Dr. Kevin Leman provides that way in his book Education a la Carte. What parent doesn't want their child to be excited about learning? To see something and experience it in a different way? Often times children aren't challenged enough to want to give education their best. As I was growing up, I wasn't challenged by the public school system. While part of it was due to some of the teachers not engaging me well enough, it was also due to those in my age range who I felt held me down, making comments such as, "You're always reading a book, you nerd!" Children have a right to an education, to learn how to interact with one another, to learn how to deal with stress and the possibility of being bullied. And yet there's also a way to allow children to go through certain aspects of life, before they see it firsthand and feel torn down. It's why I advocate for home-schooling myself. I mean even in the arena of the private school system bullying happens, we just don't hear it as much. I have tried to read Kevin Leman's book and had a hard time in keeping it in front of my face. So, in regards to this, I don't fault him for it. Some things I find fascinating and wanting to learn. Others I don't care much for. That being said, I don't want to turn people off from reading this book. He does an incredible job educating parents to do right by their children's educational needs. Is it written well? I believe so. Does he make his points and hold to them throughout? Exceptionally well. I received this book from Revell in the hopes of my honest feedback.
summer_no9 More than 1 year ago
This book was a unique had an excellence writing and compelling to read that offering us the chance to education specializing the idea and show you how to choose the best schooling options wisely that will provide and academic excellence with real life application and a perfect match for your child’s uniqueness. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. “ I received complimentary a copy of this book from Revell Reads Blog Tour program for this review”.