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Beyond Intelligence Paperback – Jun 24 2014
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In this insightful and optimistic guide, Matthews and Foster (coauthors of Being Smart about Gifted Education) explore the premise that all children have the potential to be creative, self-reliant, and innovative thinkers…Parents everywhere will be edified and empowered by this inspiring book. (Publishers Weekly 2014-07-07)
Matthews and Foster ably translate educational and psychological theory into practical and appropriate recommendations for what parents should say and do in interacting with their child, and especially in interacting with the child’s teachers and school(s), in order to foster conditions for optimal learning, growth, and development of self-efficacy. (Michael Matthews Roeper Review 2015-04-01)
About the Author
Dona Matthews has a Master of Education and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, where she was also executive director of the Millennium Dialogue on Early Child Development. She has taught at the University of British Columbia, Ryerson University, Brock University, and was associate professor at Hunter College, City University of New York, where she was the founding director of the Center for Gifted Studies and Education. Her previous books include The Development of Giftedness and Talent across the Life Span. She now lives in Toronto, where she contributes to Creativity Post and Parents Space, and writes a blog.
Joanne Foster, EdD is a parent, teacher, gifted education specialist, university instructor, educational consultant, and award-winning author who has worked in the field of gifted education for more than thirty years. She gives presentations to educators and parent organizations in local, national, and international forums, and serves on several advisory committees concerning children’s education and optimal development. She is co-author (with Dona Matthews) of Being Smart about Gifted Education (2009), and Beyond Intelligence: Secrets for Raising Happily Productive Kids (2014). Dr. Foster is also the author of Not Now, Maybe Later: Helping Children Overcome Procrastination (2015). She wrote “ABCs of Being Smart,” a series of feature articles for Parenting for High Potential magazine, and her column “Fostering Kids’ Success” appears at The Creativity Post online.
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But this book is different. It's a guidebook for us - the parents - on how to correctly navigate today's world of parenting. The goal isn't to have the "best" child - the goal is to raise a happy, resilient, confident child - secure in his family - secure in the knowledge that he will be ready to soar and tackle the world.
The quizzes and checklists throughout the book are especially helpful - as they give a framework for each chapter, and will be helpful when I go back and review them a year from now, to ensure our family is on track.
Each of the 10 chapters is about a different concept related to developing your child's intelligence. Concrete examples from their case files are used, and backed up with research in the field.
What is intelligence?
How do we measure it?
Intelligence and creativity
Decision making about schooling
Raising Children to Thrive
Overall, I really enjoyed reading Beyond Intelligence. I have a degree in psychology, so naturally gravitate to these types of books. I also have two boys who are incredibly smart and have a love of learning. I, of course, want to keep this passion alive and help them to thrive as adults.
By reading this book, it confirmed a lot of things that I am already doing with my kids, and convinced me that I should keep along the same path.
Read more of my review here: http://www.valleyfamilyfun.ca/index.php/blog/beyond-intelligence/
Highly recommend for (a) parents and (b) people.
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