Dreamers, Discoverers & Dynamos: How To Help The Child Who Is Bright, Bored And Having Problems In School by Lucy Jo PalladinoDreamers, Discoverers & Dynamos: How To Help The Child Who Is Bright, Bored And Having Problems In School by Lucy Jo Palladino

Dreamers, Discoverers & Dynamos: How To Help The Child Who Is Bright, Bored And Having Problems In…

byLucy Jo Palladino

Paperback | January 20, 1999

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Does your imaginative, computer-proficient daughter tune out in the classroom? Does your spirited son become headstrong and aggressive when faced with the simplest decisions? Does your bold, energetic child have trouble focusing on basic tasks?

Millions of children--one in five--have what psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D., calls the Edison trait: dazzling intelligence, an active imagination, a free-spirited approach to life, and the ability to drive everyone around them crazy. Named after Thomas Edison--who flunked out of school only to harness his talents and give the world some of its finest inventions--the Edison trait is on the rise in our younger generation.

The heart of the issue is that they think divergently--they overflow with many ideas--while schools, organized activities, and routines of daily living reward convergent thinking, which focuses on one idea at a time. Drawing on examples from more than two decades of private practice, Dr. Palladino helps us cope with this challenging aspect of our child's intellect and personality, explaining in clear terms:

- The three Edison-trait personality types: dreamers, discoverers, and dynamos
- The eight steps to understanding, reaching, and teaching your Edison-trait child
- The connection between the Edison trait and A.D.D.
Lucy Jo Palladino, PhD, has been a practicing psychologist for over thirty-five years. Her expertise is the study of attention.
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Title:Dreamers, Discoverers & Dynamos: How To Help The Child Who Is Bright, Bored And Having Problems In…Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.29 × 5.42 × 0.72 inPublished:January 20, 1999Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Instead of regarding your highly active or imaginative child as a problem, learn how to cope and appreciate your child. This is the advice leading clinical psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino offers in Dreamers, Discoverers and Dynamos: How to Help the Child Who is Bright, Bored and Having Problems in School. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience, Palladino promotes a positive, practical approach in dealing with these bright children who don't conform to the demands of the classroom.

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"Parents and educators alike will find this compelling reading."--Publishers Weekly"BRILLIANT . . . ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS IN THIS FIELD . . . Parents will find in Dreamers, Discoverers, and Dynamos real-world solutions and the light of hope; professionals will discover a thought-provoking new view of these exceptional children."--THOM HARTMANN    Author of ADD: A Different Perception    and The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight