It takes more than school smarts to create a fulfilling life. In fact, many bright children face special challenges:
- Some are driven by perfectionism;
- Some are afraid of effort, because they're used to instant success;
- Some routinely butt heads with authority figures;
- Some struggle to get along with their peers ;
- Some are outwardly successful but just don't feel good about themselves.
This practical and compassionate book explains the reasons behind these struggles and offers parents do-able strategies to help children cope with feelings, embrace learning, and build satisfying relationships. Drawing from research as well as the authors’ clinical experience, it focuses on the essential skills children need to make the most of their abilities and become capable, confident, and caring people.
Keywords: seven step parenting program, Tempering Perfectionism, Building Connections, , Managing Sensitivity, , Supporting Cooperation vs Competition, Dealing with Authority, Increasing Motivation, Finding Joy, strategies for helping parents help their kids, have realistic expectations of your child, pressuring your child, how does your child relate to friends, how does your child relate to family, how does your child relate to teachers, children and criticism, children and conflict, children and distress, how does your child fit in with the group, monitoring your child’, s rebellion, moderating your child’, s rebellion, nourishing your child’, s motivation, avoiding isolation in a child, encouraging your child’, s happiness