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Bust Your BUTS: Tips for Teens Who Procrastinate Paperback – Sept. 1 2017

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Joanne Foster... is one of those few authors who take a multi-modal approach to the problem, because let's face it- there ARE sometimes good personal reasons for procrastinating, good external reasons for putting things off, and robust reasons for delaying those insipid things that need to be done! If you want to be more productive, get things done - and get your kids and students to " get er done" - then pick up a copy of this book - without delay.- Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy, Professor at Eastern New Mexico University; Editor, Gifted Education International

All teens will enjoy this quick, light, practical guide to overcoming procrastination. Whether they delay what needs to be done only on occasion or make a regular habit of it, they will find that Joanne Foster has come to the rescue with great tips to inspire, motivate and most important, break free of procrastination. Easy to read, understand and apply, the strategies in Bust Your Buts will be appreciated for a lifetime. -Sarah Chana Radcliffe, M.Ed.C.Psych., Author of "The Fear Fix"

Sensible solutions for all different types of procrastinators. This book is full of the right skills and resources to address procrastination. A must-have for teens--and educators and parents. It is such a usable guide that anyone could use it effectively. - Sylvia Kwan, Teacher

Bust your BUTS is just the book we've been waiting for! Full of tips and pointers, this book is immediately useful to teens who ruminate over the myriad reasons to avoid starting that project. Joanne Foster has pinpointed many of the common reasons why teens procrastinate. With compassionate understanding, the author acknowledges the difficulties of the 'BUTS' and then expertly addresses these concerns with tips that are 'doable' in a step-by-step manner. This is a book I would highly recommend to students, parents and educators.- Barbara Williams, Special Education Consultant, and Program Lead for Learning Disabilities, Gifted, and Enrichment

Finally! Some practical advice to help teens who are stymied by procrastination. It's easy to read, and being able to flip around the book BY DESIGN without a chronological approach, is user friendly. There's a wide variety of inspirational quotes, and plenty of useful advice to help students take responsibility. Every teen should read this book. - James V. McManamy, High school teacher

USE THIS BOOK! We all know the "buts" because we fall back on them all the time. What this book provides are the "tips." They are realistic, practical, and easy to follow. Don't procrastinate. Read this book today. - Judy Winberg, Educational Consultant

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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 over 30 years. She conducts teacher-training workshops, 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 sole author of Not Now, Maybe Later: Helping Children Overcome Procrastination (2015). She wrote "ABCs of Being Smart," a series of feature articles for the National Association for Gifted Children's magazine Parenting for High Potential, and her column "Fostering Kids' Success" appears at The Creativity Post online. Her writing appears in many other publications around the world. Dr. Foster taught Educational Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto for twelve years, and provides leadership in the areas of giftedness and high-level development.

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