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.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|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 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
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
About Dr. Kevin Leman 269
Resources Dr. Kevin Leman 273