A parenting specialist and child psychologist helps tackle a headache for parents and kids alike--homework--and gets underachievers back on track.
Is your child constantly bored or frustrated at school? Has homework become more of a family crisis than a learning exercise every evening? As any parent of a school-age child can tell you, helping children to achieve at school and get into a good college is a primary concern. Parents are starting to worry about this when their children are still very young, knowing that the work habits and study skills their children develop in elementary school will affect their performance in middle school, high school, and eventually, college. Unfortunately, bad habits on the part of kids and parents can result in poor academic performance and tense parent/child relationships.
Now, in Overcoming Underachieving, Dr. Ruth Peters--a trusted child psychologist who has helped thousands of children and their parents solve scholastic problems--tackles kids' academic underachievement head-on, and presents a clear strategy that has worked for her clients and can work for almost all kids who aren't performing as well as they could. With a practical program targeted for parents of children from first through the twelfth grade, this book gives concrete advice about how to:
-build a child's self-concept
-help kids battle apathy
-identify common behavioral patterns among parents and children that lead to academic underachievement
As the market is inundated with new study aids and guidebooks and expensive tutors, Dr. Peters's straightforward, strategic plan is a breath of fresh air for parents and children. Overcoming Underachieving is the best tool for helping your kids get the better grades they want and deserve.
About the Author
For over twenty years, Dr. Ruth Peters has specialized in treating children, adolescents, and families in her private practice in Clearwater, Florida. The author of three previous books, Who's in Charge? A Positive Parenting Approach to Disciplining Children, Don't Be Afraid to Discipline, and It's Never Too Soon to Discipline, Dr. Peters travels the country presenting seminars to parents and educators.
"As a TV Mom with six kids and a mother of four in real life, I believe that Dr. Peters provides practical, commonsense parenting guidelines not only as a family contributor to 'Later Today,' but also as a mom and a psychologist. Her advice is not only reasonable, but it works!"
-- Florence Henderson