The SMART Parenting Revolution: A Powerful New Approach to Unleashing Your Child's Potential

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Ballentine Books, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 228 pages
Dawna Markova is revolutionizing the way parents approach their children's education. A leading educator and psychologist, she has noticed that parents tend to focus on correcting their children's weaknesses. But in this groundbreaking book based on the world-renowned SMARTWired program, Dr. Markova demonstrates a more effective strategy that centers on building a child's strengths. This approach not only helps children discover their passion and purpose in life, but it also instills in them a strong sense of self-worth–which in turn makes them highly motivated to learn.

A longtime teacher, Dr. Markova understands that by recognizing and developing children's unique assets, parents can help them succeed not just in school but in life. She cites compelling anecdotes across all age groups and reveals practical strategies: the essential principles of the SMARTWired approach to learning, the three kinds of attention the human brain uses, and the five categories of children's assets. Along the way, you will discover how to

• identify and support your child's hidden talents
• help your child make sound decisions with confidence
• communicate on the same wavelength with your child for better mutual understanding
• nurture your child's assets in partnerships with schools, mentors, coaches, and other resources
• free your child from societal expectations

An impassioned call to arms backed by a point-by-point plan, The SMART Parenting Revolution provides the road map for all parents looking to develop their children's full potential.

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About the author (2005)

Dawna Markova, Ph.D., is internationally known for her groundbreaking research in the fields of learning and perception. She serves as the president of SMARTWired, the CEO of Professional Thinking Partners, and a research and consultant member of the Society for Organizational Learning. In the past forty years, Markova's work has expanded into the boardrooms and corporate headquarters of companies in America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. She now reaches hundreds of thousands of people around the globe through seminars, keynote speeches, and her eight books, which have been translated into seven languages. Dr. Markova was recently honored with the Visions to Action Award, “for people who have made a profound contribution to the world.” She was also a keynote speaker at the 2004 Spirit and Leadership Conference.

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