Jump-starting Boys

Jump-starting Boys

Help your Reluctant Learner Find Success in School and Life

eBook - 2013
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"Why is your smart, perceptive son suddenly struggling at school? Are daily arguments about homework turning your home into a battle zone? It is no secret boys are falling behind in education, with fewer young men graduating from high school and enrolling in college every year. Filled with reassurance and support, 'Jump-Starting Boys' has heart-warming true stories, take-action checklists and over 200 helpful tips. Educators and mothers themselves, authors Pam Withers and Cynthia Gill, MA, LMFT, turn fear and guilt into can-do confidence through easy techniques and achievable solutions. Finally--a book that truly targets concerned parents and helps you work with your son to make sure he beats the odds and becomes a lifelong learner! LEARN HOW TO: Determine your son's learning style and how best to help him learn--Strengthen your child's memory--Encourage him to appreciate math and science (even if you don't)--Engage your reluctant reader via book clubs, graphic novels and kinesthetic activities--Limit his screen time without coming across as a tyrant--Use his interest in technology to foster excitement about learning and forming good homework habits."--From print ed.
Publisher: New York : Cleis Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9781936740499
Characteristics: 1 online resource (295 pages)
Subjects: Self-actualization (Psychology)
Learning, Psychology of.
Achievement motivation in children.
Motivation in education.
Parenting.
Boys -- Education.
Boys -- Psychology.
Home and school.
Underachievers.
Academic achievement.
Electronic books.
Additional Contributors: Gill, Cynthia

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JCLColleenO Apr 16, 2014

The authors give practical, timely suggestions for parents to encourage their boys in school. It gives warning signs to look for to prevent a child from becoming disengaged, and ways for parents to prevent them from falling behind.

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