CAIRO BOOKS's Description
So, you wanna turn Junior into a smarty-pants? What parent doesn't? Thing is,
kids nowadays are more independent than ever and aren't always receptive to
what parents want. In fact, if you tell your kids that studying is "good for
them," they're more than likely to mumble, "Yeah, sure," in your general
direction and head off to do something "fun."
Sharpening the minds of your youngsters presents more challenges than climbing
Mt. Everest, and the responsibility of making your kids use more of their brain
cells can be overwhelming – even when you don't encounter resistance. Raising
smart kids requires long-term commitment, sacrifice, and diligence – not to
mention the patience of a saint. And as long as you don't obsess about being
the perfect parent, you will be able to enjoy your kids' journey of
self-discovery right along with them.
But how do you accomplish this? How do you overcome the resistance? How do you
tackle the overwhelming task of not only helping your children succeed in
school, but also increasing their ability to make their own way in the world?
That's where Raising Smart Kids For Dummies steps in to help.
Written in easy-to-understand terms (and absolutely no slick psycho-babble),
this book gives you sound advice on encouraging your kids to set their sights
high and achieve success, whether at school, with friends, or in your
community. And you don't have to be a new parent to gain insight from this
book; experienced parents can reap rewards with the help of this book in their
effort to raise fulfilled children.
Here's just a sampling of what you'll find in Raising Smart Kids For Dummies:
Recognizing the characteristics of smart kids Knowing when to push – and when
not to Disciplining your kids in a positive way Growing smarter kids from
healthier bodies Planning the development of your kids' brains: From newborns
to teenagers Taking your smart kids beyond high school Eliminating brain drain
from school-skipping, drug abuse, and raging hormones Top Ten lists of family
characteristics that nurture smart kids, what smart kids read, and resources
for bolstering parents' confidence
You've heard it said a thousand times: The children are the future. Children
have such potential, but rarely live up to it. Why take this chance with your
own kids? Make the commitment to prepare your kids for life on their own. With
Raising Smart Kids For Dummies , you, too, can achieve success – and have a
little fun along the way!