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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Anansi (June 24 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1770894772
  • ISBN-13: 978-1770894778
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14.6 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #139,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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"Beyond Intelligence" should be at the top of your reading list. There are many books out there that will help you learn how to teach your children manners, ABC's etc.

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.
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Beyond Intelligence is a book for parents and educators that looks at how we can help create environments that are conducive to learning.

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.

Topics include:
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/
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Wonderful book which takes a wholistic approach to the art of raising and educating children. The book empowers parents who are seeking to raise their children to be mindful, inquisitive, creative, compassionate adults. There are countless suggestions and solutions presented which don't cost piles of money, but do involve an investment of mind and soul. Give this book a read. The authors have a wealth of experience between them and their tone throughout is kind and encouraging to children, teachers and parents alike.
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The writing is absolutely masterful - vibrant, rich, warm, smart, accessible. I appreciated the clear and well-labeled organization, and the "Our Secret" section is brilliant, unlike anything I have seen before. This is one of the best books - if not THE best - on the topic that has come out in a long time - JUST the thing that parents - and teachers - and gifted adults seeking to better understand themselves - will want to pick up and read. Beyond Intelligence is, well, beyond excellent!
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i found this book insightful, educational, inspiring, comforting, and best of all, practical! instead of making you worry that you haven't been the perfect parent, there are simple and straightforward suggestions for how to make things great!
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Really smart book about how an IQ test measures such a small part of a child's ability to succeed in the world. Matthews and Foster give parents tips for how to encourage their children to succeed in the world by using the tools they have and developing those that don't. In fact, I found their message so inspiring that even as an adult, I was renewed with a drive to never stop learning, ever.

Highly recommend for (a) parents and (b) people.
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This is the first book I've seen that gives parents practical tools for making their kids smart. The authors explain what it means to be smart - how I.Q. tests don't tell the whole story and how labels can limit potentials. They explain intelligence, creativity and competence in ways that really make sense and can be readily utilized. They see smartness as every child's inheritance; the book helps parents appreciate the different kinds of smart thinking, feeling and acting that can help their child achieve real life success. "Beyond Intelligence" helps parents - and teachers - let the genie out of the box by giving them simple, specific strategies to bring out the best in each child. This is a must-read for anyone living with or working with kids! Sarah Chana Radcliffe, author "Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice" and "The Fear Fix: solutions for every child's Moments of worry, panic and fear."
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Beyond Intelligence will go on my bookshelf as one of my all time favourite parenting books. It spoke to me in so many ways and I just couldn't put it down! Matthews and Foster present eye opening material that will help parents to see their children in a new light that is full of promise and success. Every parent and teacher should read this book!
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