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Your Child's Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use Them
by Jenifer Fox, M.Ed.

Published by Penguin - Viking

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Parents and teachers across the country are discovering that the key to children's success is to focus on their strengths.

For too long, parents, teachers, and the billion-dollar tutoring and test-prep industries have been committed to pinpointing and "fixing" kids' weaknesses to improve academic performance. Add to this the negative effects of standardized testing on school curricula and students' motivation, and it becomes clear that we're operating within a seriously flawed education system. Your Child's Strengths turns this outdated thinking on its head. In this groundbreaking work, Jenifer Fox reveals how progress can be achieved by maximizing kids' natural inclinations in three linked 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 Affinities Program Fox has implemented in her own school, Your Child's Strengths is a user-friendly and indispensable guide that will improve performance and provide a clear way forward for our strained education system.

pub date: 2009-02-24 | paperback | 9780670018765