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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Overview

Every parent wants the best possible education for their child--one that fits their child's unique needs, challenges them to grow, and equips them to succeed. But there are so many options--public, private, and charter schools, plus homeschooling and online schooling--that it's easy for parents to feel overwhelmed and, well, undereducated about the choices. What's more, while one schooling option may be right for one child, it may be challenging for another. And sometimes the same child will thrive in one environment in elementary school but falter in that same environment in middle school.

What's a parent to do?

Parenting expert and longtime educator Dr. Kevin Leman can help. In this practical book, he clearly explains the pros and cons of various schooling options so that parents can make an informed choice about the kind of education that will help their child thrive. He shows parents how to stay involved and engaged with their child's education every step of the way, knowing that the choices they make about school now will reverberate long into that child's future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493411061
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 7 MB

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.
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 for hundreds of radio and television programs, such as Fox & Friends, The View, Fox's The Morning Show, Today, Dr. Bill Bennett's America in the Morning, 700 Club, CBS This Morning, James Robison's Life Today, Janet Parshall, CNN's American Morning, 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 50 books about marriage and family issues, including The Birth Order Book, Sheet Music, Making Children Mind without Losing Yours, and Have a New Kid by Friday. He is coauthor, with his son Kevin Leman II, of a series of illustrated children's books for each child in the family. He is also featured on 6 video series on marriage, parenting, blended families, and single parenting.

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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