Your Child's Strengths A Guide for Parents and Teachers

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2009-02-24
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
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With this groundbreaking work, renowned educator Jenifer Fox argues against the flawed and maddening paradigm that fixing”kids’ weaknesses is the way to achieve success. Rather, Fox promotes focusing on kids’ natural inclinations in three interdependent areas: Activity Strengths, Relationship Strengths, and Learning Strengths. Pairing inspiring firsthand accounts of success with practical workbook tools, alongside an outline of the award-winning strengths-based Affinities curriculum Fox has implemented in her own school, Your Child’s Strengthsis a user-friendly and indispensable guide for parents, teachers, and administrators alike.

Author Biography

Jenifer Fox, M.Ed., has worked in education as a teacher and administrator for over twenty-five years. She is currently head of the Purnell School in Pottersville, New Jersey.

Marcus Buckingham is the bestselling author of Go Put Your Strengths to Work and coauthor of Now, Discover Your Strengths and First, Break All the Rules. A former senior vice president of the Gallup Organization, he now has his own company, providing strengths-based consulting, training, and e-learning.

Table of Contents

Forewòrdp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Weakness Habitp. 5
The Face Of Weaknessp. 7
Standardization And The Weakening Of The Individualp. 29
The High Cost Of A Brand-Name Collegep. 37
Learning Disabilities For Dummiesp. 46
The Myth Of Adolescent Rebellionp. 60
A Strengths Awakeningp. 69
Your Three Types Of Strengthsp. 74
Setting The Stage For Discovery And Developmentp. 96
Strengths Are For Younger Kids, Toop. 119
Barriers And Bridges: Making The Strengths Life Possiblep. 138
This Approach Is For Lifep. 154
Create Your Future, Play To Your Strengths Workbookp. 161
How It Worksp. 171
Activity Strengthsp. 178
Relationship Strengthsp. 196
Learning Strengthsp. 217
Looking To The Futurep. 232
Is This The Answer To Our Future?p. 236
Acknowledgmentsp. 238
My Strengths Inventory: Hat, Vest, Shoesp. 243
The Affinities Programp. 259
Resourcesp. 328
Indexp. 335
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