Overcoming Underachieving: An Action Guide to Helping Your Child Succeed in School by Sam GoldsteinOvercoming Underachieving: An Action Guide to Helping Your Child Succeed in School by Sam Goldstein

Overcoming Underachieving: An Action Guide to Helping Your Child Succeed in School

bySam Goldstein, Nancy Mather

Paperback | January 30, 1998

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Help your child succeed!

If your child is falling behind in school, you know what heartache is --watching the struggle, feeling the frustration, yearning to help --but what can you do?

You can do a lot! In Overcoming Underachieving two nationally recognized experts in children's school problems show you how to become your child's advocate, coach, and guide through the educational process. Using numerous case examples, they help you pinpoint your child's unique learning patterns and the problems that interfere with learning, behavior, and achievement.

This information-packed book provides dozens of creative, parent-tested tools to help your child overcome difficulties with reading, math, handwriting, study skills, memorization, attention span, and many other problems that affect school success. With the help of Overcoming Underachieving, you can:
* Learn proven methods of assessing your child's patterns of learning and behaving
* Describe learning and behavior problems clearly to teachers and other educators
* Develop strategies that use strengths to overcome weaknesses
* Set goals your child really can achieve
* Find out how to improve your child's behavior and self-esteem

Emotional support is important, but you can give your son or daughter even more. Find out how in Overcoming Underachieving.
Sam Goldstein, PhD, is a member of the faculty at the University of Utah and a nationally recognized expert in child development. He has published eight previous books as well as numerous scientific articles and videos. His books for parents include Hyperactivity: Why Won't My Child Pay Attention? and Lonely, Sad and Angry: A Parent's ...
Title:Overcoming Underachieving: An Action Guide to Helping Your Child Succeed in SchoolFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 6.2 × 9.21 × 0.86 inPublished:January 30, 1998Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0471170321

ISBN - 13:9780471170327

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Table of Contents


The Building Blocks of Learning.

Assessing Your Child's Learning Skills.


Attention and Impulse Control.

Emotions and Behavior.


The Learning Environment at School and at Home.


Your Child's Motor Skills.

The Mechanics of Reading and Spelling.

Reading Comprehension and Writing.

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division.

Math Problem Solving.

Conclusion: Final Words for the Journey.




From Our Editors

Many children have average or above-average IQs, yet still perform below average in some or all subject areas. This book is for parents desperate for practical information on how they can help their underachieving children do better academically. It provides parents with a keen understanding of how children learn and offers guidance on how they can take an active role in assessing and addressing their children's learning disabilities