Bright Minds, Poor Grades: Understanding and Movtivating your Underachieving Child

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Penguin, Jul 1, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 320 pages
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For any parent who has ever been told, "your child isn't performing up to his or her potential," this book has the answer. Renowned clinical psychologist Michael Whitley, Ph.D. offers a proven ten-step program to motivate underachieving children. This easy-to follow book identifies the six types of underachievers from the procrastinator to the hidden perfectionist to the con artist, and it presents the ten steps to help children succeed in school-and ultimately, in life.
 

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Contents

Meet Three Underachieves
3
Characteristics of Underachievers
15
Core Problems in Identity
45
The Procrastinator
51
The Hidden Perfectionist
65
The Martyr
79
The Shy Type
88
The Socialite
96
Disciplines for Change
145
The Solution
177
Introduction to the Ten Step Program
179
Setting the Stage
183
Getting to the Heart
210
Freedom and Destiny
263
Persistence and Faith
291
Index 295
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The Con Artist
105
Things That Fail to Help Underachievers
113
Fundamental Principles for Parents
125
About the Author
302
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