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.
|Publisher:||Tantor Media, Inc.|
|Edition description:||MP3 - Unabridged CD|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
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 ContentsForeword ix
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
My Strengths Inventory: Hat, Vest, Shoes 243
The Affinities Program 259