Your Child's Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use Them: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Your Child's Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use Them: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

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With this groundbreaking work, educator Jenifer Fox is poised to change the conversation about education in America. For too long, parents and teachers have focused on identifying and "fixing" kids' weaknesses to improve academic performance. Passionately written and informed by Fox's twenty-five years of experience, Your Child's Strengths turns that flawed paradigm on its head. Fox's strengths-based philosophy provides the tools to prepare kids for the future in a world that demands greater adaptability and creative thinking than ever before.

Your Child's Strengths will give parents and teachers the tools to discover strengths in three main areas: Activity Strengths, the tasks that make you feel engaged and energized; Relationship Strengths, the things you do for and with others that make you feel valued and competent; and Learning Strengths, the unique ways you approach and understand new information. All three strengths work in tandem.

Pairing inspiring firsthand accounts of success with practical workbook tools and an outline of the award-winning Affinities Program Fox has implemented at her own school, this much-needed book is a user-friendly guide for parents, teachers, and administrators that will improve individual performance and an indispensable road map for young people and society to a future that plays to strengths.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400156689
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2008
Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Currently the head of the Purnell School in Pottersville, New Jersey, Jenifer Fox has worked as a teacher and administrator for twenty-five years.

Actor and voice-over artist Renee Raudman has performed on film, television, radio, and stage. A multiple Audie Award nominee, she has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and numerous starred reviews.

Table of Contents

Foreword     ix
Preface     xiii
Introduction     1
The Weakness Habit     5
The Face of Weakness     7
Standardization and the Weakening of the Individual     29
The High Cost of a Brand-Name College     37
Learning Disabilities for Dummies     46
The Myth of Adolescent Rebellion     60
A Strengths Awakening     69
Your Three Types of Strengths     74
Setting the Stage for Discovery and Development     96
Strengths are for Younger Kids, Too     119
Barriers and Bridges: Making the Strengths Life Possible     138
This Approach is for Life     154
Create Your Future, Play to Your Strengths Workbook     161
How it Works     171
Activity Strengths     178
Relationship Strengths     196
Learning Strengths     217
Looking to the Future     232
Is This the Answer to Our Future?     236
Acknowledgments     238
My Strengths Inventory: Hat, Vest, Shoes     243
The Affinities Program     259
Resources     328
Index     335

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