Marissa Morrison's Reviews > Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential

Smart Parenting for Smart Kids by Eileen Kennedy-Moore
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Mar 31, 12

Read in March, 2012

Especially nice are the "Predict Whether These Actions Are Likely to ATTRACT or REPEL Friends" quiz for kids and parents on page 72, the calming strategies on page 103 (e.g. blow on a colorful feather, blow bubbles, put on hand lotion, sniff perfume samples), and the advice on page 158 to underreact to a child's victories and defeats (let the child's own reactions set the tone).

If your child has trouble losing at games, have a pregame talk about how he or she will act when other players are successful. Also, have the child plan a postgame snack for everyone.

I'm intrigued by the author's firm belief that parents should not check a kid's homework for mistakes. This sounds great for encouraging independence, but the parents would be missing opportunities to help educate the child.
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