Beyond Smart : Boosting Your Child's Social, Emotional, and Academic Potential

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  • Copyright: 2010-03-05
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Can parents really make a difference in their child's learning?

Author Biography

Linda Morgan is an award-winning reporter and editor. She resides near Seattle, where she authors a monthly education column and appears regularly on Seattle’s NBC affiliate station, KING-TV.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xiv
It Begins at Birthp. 1
Develop a Parenting Plan
Become an Emotion Coach
Talk It Up for Learning
Q & A with Patricia Kuril, Ph.D.
Learning During the Toddler Yearsp. 12
Helping Your Child Become More Social
Keep 'Em Moving
Q & A with Robin Wes
Making Learning Child-Centered
The Power of the Arts
Q & A with Linda Hartzell
How to Find a Preschool
Getting Kindergarten Readyp. 28
Is He Really Ready?
Ready, Set, Go!
Q & A with Nina Auerbach
Making the Transition Work
Helping Your Child Eat Right at School
Q & A with Alice Waters
Emotional Readiness Countsp. 42
Teaching Kindness and Empathy
Q & A with Alfie Kohn
Understanding Your Child's Temperament
Creating Calm Through Reflective Parenting
Q & A with Yaffa Maritz
Helping the Risk-Averse Child
How Much Is Too Much?
Solving School Dilemmasp. 59
Coping with Failure
Q & A with Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.
"I'm Bored!"
Is Your Child in the Wrong Class?
Helping Your Procrastinator
Managing Social Issuesp. 72
Surviving the Social Scene
Q & A with Laura Kastner, Ph.D.
Is Your Child a Bully?
How Gender Affects Learning
Q & A with Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
Puppy Love: Your Child's First Crush
Advocating for Your Childp. 89
Learning Through Play
Q & A with Joan Almon
Making the Most of Parent-Teacher Relationships
Does Your Child Have a Learning Disability?
Creating the Right Environment for Homework
Math, Science, and Morep. 103
Making Math Matter
Keeping Girls Interested in Science
What That Report Card Really Means
When Your Child Is Gifted
Q & A with Nancy Robinson, Ph.D.
How to Nurture Your Child's Talent
Learning to Love Writing and Public Speakingp. 122
Keep the Love of Writing (Not Texting!) Alive
Reading to Write
Q & A with Meg Lippert
Boost Your Teen's Writing Power
Public Speaking: Shaking Stage Fright
School's Out! Now What?p. 135
Staying School Sharp During Summer
Making the Most of Vacation Time
A Final Notep. 143
Resourcesp. 144
Books for Parents
Web Sites
Recommended Reading for Children
Indexp. 151
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