Strengths Based Parenting : Developing Your Children's Innate Talents
Overview - Strengths Based Parenting doesn't prescribe one "right" way to parent. Instead, author Mary Reckmeyer empowers parents to embrace their individual parenting style by discovering and developing their own -- and their children's -- talents and strengths. Read more...
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Strengths Based Parenting
doesn't prescribe one "right" way to parent. Instead, author Mary Reckmeyer empowers parents to embrace their individual parenting style by discovering and developing their own -- and their children's -- talents and strengths. With real-life stories, practical advice backed by Gallup data, and access to the Clifton StrengthsFinder and Clifton Youth StrengthsExplorer assessments, Strengths Based Parenting
builds the foundation for positive parenting. Strengths Based Parenting
is grounded in decades of Gallup research on strengths psychology -- including assessments of nearly 1 million young people -- and highlighted in Gallup's national bestseller StrengthsFinder 2.0
. More than 14 million people have taken the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to discover their unique combination of talents and strengths. Gallup knows that focusing on talents and strengths can improve the quality of people's lives.
Now, in Strengths Based Parenting
, Gallup extends strengths psychology to the most important operating system in the world -- the family.
How can you discover your children's unique talents? And how can you use your own talents and strengths to be the most effective and supportive parent possible? Strengths Based Parenting
addresses these and other questions on parents' minds. But unlike many parenting books, Strengths Based Parenting
focuses on identifying and understanding what your children are naturally good at and where they thrive -- not on their weaknesses. The book also helps you uncover your own
innate talents and effectively apply them to your individual parenting style.
Raising a child truly takes a village. Strengths Based Parenting
can help parents learn how to partner with teachers, coaches and other adults in their kids' lives to create a positive, supportive environment to develop their talents into strengths and instill confidence.
- ISBN-13: 9781595621009
- ISBN-10: 1595621008
- Publisher: Gallup Press
- Publish Date: February 2016
- Page Count: 352
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
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This parenting guide from Reckmeyer (coauthor, with Tom Rath, of How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids) extends polling company Gallup’s popular Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment system to the idea that the best parenting is individualized to the child’s personality, interests, and learning styles. Reckmeyer urges parents and educators against an emphasis on making kids well-rounded, saying instead that it’s best to let them develop the talents that come most naturally. For adults and kids 15 and over, the standard Clifton test is offered for identifying 34 different strengths, among them adaptability, self-assurance, and positivity. Kids ages 10–14 are directed to the 10-theme Youth StrengthsExplorer system, with items for parents and kids based on each theme. For children below 10, the StrengthsSpotting model directs parents to gauge their young children’s talents in a variety of settings. Testing is done via the Gallup website, with one StrengthsFinder and one Youth StrengthsExplorer code included with the book. (Additional codes can be purchased from Gallup.) Parents who have found StrengthsFinder useful for their own career or personal growth will find good value in the way this system has been tuned for children, but those not ready to bring corporate-style profiling to preteens may find it off-putting. (Feb.)