Raising Smart & Kind Kids by Judy H. Wright
The Toddler Years (77 Ways to Parent Series)

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Raising Smart and Kind Kids: The Preschool Years Raising Smart & Kind Kids – Preschool Too many parents ask “how smart is my kid?” when the real question should be, “how is my kid smart?” Every child is smart in his or her own way. Some children are physically agile while others are agile problem solvers. Some youngsters will recognize a variety of emotions before they will recognize the letters of the alphabet. As your child grows and changes, your role as a parent stays essentially the same: to help your child help themselves. I’m happy to offer you some useful information and tips to help you raise smart, kind, creative and self-reliant kids. Here are just some of the ideas you will learn in this book: Acknowledgements Hello and thank you for purchasing this book. Raising Smart & Kind Kids – Preschool The Confident Learner The Kind and Capable Learner The Confident, Kind and Capable Teacher Ready for School Rhymers are Readers Mother Goose is Great Read, Talk and Sing Responsibility, Respect and Resilience—The other 3 R’s Enhance but Don’t Enable Learning Styles Make Learning Styles Work for You Critical Thinking Skills How to Think, Not What to Think Why, Why Not and What’s Next? What Teachers Want From Parents Ideas for Raising Smart & Kind Kids Competence and Confidence Teach Non-Verbal Clues Teach Diversity Teach Responsibility Teach Respect Teach Resiliency Transition Time More Fun Learning Ideas for Preschoolers Thank you for being part of our community of kind, thoughtful people who want respect for all.

About Judy H. Wright

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Who is Judy H. Wright aka Auntie Artichoke?& What's with the Artichoke?Judy is a parent educator, family coach, and personal historian who has written more than 20 books, hundreds of articles and speaks internationally on family issues, including care giving. Trained as a ready to learn consultant, she works with Head Start organizations and child care resource centers. She also volunteers time writing end-of-life stories for Hospice. She and Dwain, her husband of 40 years, have six grown children and seven grandchildren. They consider their greatest success in life that their children like themselves and each other. The honorary title of "Auntie" is given in many cultures to the wise women who guide and mentor others in life.The artichoke also became a teaching lesson when Judy, with her young family, moved into military housing in California to find Artichokes in their yard. Given that it takes two years for the vegetable to flower, the original gardener never got to see the seeds of her labor. Many times, our actions and reactions in life are felt by people we will never meet, but we plant the seeds of kindness anyway.The symbol of the artichoke has great meaning in her teaching and writing. As she works with families, she sees frequently only the outer edges are exposed and can be prickly, hard to open and sometimes bitter to the taste. They are closed to new ideas or methods. Many families prefer the known over the unknown, even when the old patterns and skills are not serving them well. But as you expose the artichoke and people to warmth, caring, and time, gradually the leaves begin to open and expose the real treasure-the heart.You will enjoy Judy's approachable manner, wonderful storytelling and common-sense solutions gleaned from working with hundreds of families and organizations just like yours. Your encounter with Judy will leave you feeling inspired, entertained and especially motivated. Visit Judy's website for excellent references and a full listing of books, workshop topics, tele-classes and testimonials.
Published May 20, 2012 by Artichoke Press, LLC. 64 pages
Genres: Parenting & Relationships.

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