The ABCs of Raising Smarter Kids: Ideas from Educator & Author Joanne Foster

Photo of Dr. Joanne FosterWant to learn about raising smarter kids? This week’s Mom Enough guest, Dr. Joanne Foster, is an award-winning author and expert in gifted education and child development. She joined Marti and Erin to share some of the ideas in her latest book, The ABCs of Raising Smarter Kids: Hundreds of Ways to Inspire Your Child.

Taking the concept of an “alphabet book” to a new level, Joanne gives examples of the practical tips she developed around each letter of the alphabet. But Marti & Erin had a special interest in another favorite topic of Joanne’s (and the subject of one of her previous books), helping kids overcome procrastination. They appreciated her good advice on assessing why a child puts off a task. For example, are they bored, lacking confidence, distracted, lacking skills, overloaded with work? Hmm, those questions can be useful with adults too!

 

WHAT WILL YOU DO TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING?

What did you hear in this podcast that helped you think differently about supporting your child’s learning or work habits? In what areas do you think your child (or children) would benefit from some special support and inspiration from you?

 

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING? CHECK OUT THESE GREAT RESOURCES:

SMART, BUT SCATTERED: HELPING CHILDREN AND TEENS BUILD EXECUTIVE SKILLS TO SUCCEED IN SCHOOL AND LIFE. Dr. Peg Dawson discusses ways to build executive skills, such as staying focused and developing a plan for completing tasks and getting organized, in this Mom Enough podcast.

 

CREATING A HOME ENVIRONMENT THAT PROMOTES SCHOOL SUCCESS. Dr. Marti Erickson shares suggestions on creating a learning environment at home in this tip sheet.

FAMILY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS: THE KEYS TO SCHOOL SUCCESS. Learn important ways parents can support  their child’s learning in this helpful tip sheet.

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