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As the mama of two teen boys, I definitely want to be a top parent for my top students — this manual is a must-have tool for all parents!
Every child can be a top student. As a parent, you just need to know how to give them the help and support they need to succeed. Top Students/Top Parents is packed from cover to cover with fun and creative activities and ideas that equip parents with easy to use tools that will make their child’s education a vital part of daily living and child care. Opportunities for learning are all around us – if only you know where to look. Top Students/Top Parents leads the way with straightforward language that cuts through all the academic jargon of so many other books. It is by far the most comprehensive guide for parents on the market today.
Topics Covered Include:
Part I: Laying the Foundation for Success – Infancy and Above
- Listen to the Experts
- Dangers of Electronic Entertainment
- Language Development – Infancy to Preschool
- The Body-Brain Connection
- The Home Environment Conducive to Learning
- Responsibility – The Key Ingredient of Success
- Belief in a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
- The Power of the Mind
- The Shy Child
- Socializing Skills
- Praise & Rewards
- Getting Ready for Kindergarten
Part II: Reading and Writing
- Teaching While Reading
- Helping the Child Read
- Learning Sight Words
- Abstract Words
- Reading Comprehension
- Following Directions
- Reading Incentives
- Home Writing Activities
- Educational Fun
Part III: School Success
- School Basics
- Home-School Curriculum
- Why Students Don’t Bring Graded Papers Home
- Social Problems
About the author
Kathleen Burns is veteran educator with twenty years’ experience teaching over 1000 nine-and ten-year olds. She founded “Head Start for Parents,” a non-profit organization in 1992. She earned her teaching degree in Education and Behavioral Sciences from Southern Colorado State College. The years spent with her own three children, one of whom had severe medical and learning disabilities, combined with the close relationship she had with over 1000 students and their parents, has given her a unique perspective in dealing with the stress and problems parents encounter while trying to raise their children.
She was able to compare the educational potential between children from different home environments, and why some remain at the top of the class while others suffered from a learning deficiency, each of which are to be laid at the doorstep of their formative years.
Her many years of experience, combined with the studies made by the numerous child development experts mentioned in the bibliography, resulted in the same conclusion: that is, the type of students children become is determined by their home environment and the relationship they had with their parents.
One (1) lucky reader will win a copy of Top Students, Top Parents: A Manual for Parents Who Want to Help Their Children Become All They Can Be. The giveaway will end November 10th, 2019 at 11:45 p.m. CST.
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Shelly is a wife, mama, and author, living in Lynchburg, Tennessee – home of Jack Daniel Whiskey. Her front porch is perfect for Tennessee AppleTennessee Apple or Tennessee Fire while reading a good mystery novel. She enjoys cooking delicious meals for her family, cleaning and organizing her home, and spending time outdoors in her beautiful hometown!