I Know My Child Can Do Better! : A Frustrated Parent's Guide to Educational Options

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How to identify schooling problems and find the resources to solve themA valuable source of support, empowerment, and encouragement for parents of children with school problems, "I Know My Child Can Do Better! helps readers sort out the types of problems their children are having and offers a range of practical solutions.With the help of many fascinating vignettes drawn from real life, Anne Rambo, a child and family therapist, parent advocate, and specialist in education issues that confront parents, enlightens parents about the academic, peer, and teacher-related sources of school problems and acquaints them with the full range of public, private, and home-schooling options and resources available to them. Each chapter includes evaluation techniques, a detailed action plan, and "Teacher Tips"--insider strategies for enlisting a teacher's cooperation with a parent's plan.

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"I hate school!" "It's boring!" "Nobody likes me!" "It's too hard!" For every desperate parent who has endured this litany of complaints over daily breakfast, there is hope that your child can not only survive but thrive in school!

In I Know My Child Can Do Better!, child advocate and family therapist Anne Rambo, Ph.D., offers concerned parents expert guidance on sorting out the source of a child's educational problems and applying practical, productive solutions.

In these pages, frustrated parents will find real-life examples of parents who took action and made a difference. Each information-packed chapter includes inspiring interviews with successful adults who struggled in school as children, detailed resource listings, suggested family learning activities, and "Teacher Tips"--insider strategies for enlisting a teacher's cooperation. This road map to your child's educational success also includes everything you need to know about:

  • The five most common reasons children "hate" school and how to reestablish enthusiasm
  • The six major unspoken rules that govern school performance and evaluation
  • The effect a parent's personal issues can have on a child's educational future
  • The pros and cons of formal diagnostic labels such as gifted, learning disabled, or ADD
  • The importance of physical checkups to a child's educational progress
  • The value of different teaching styles, learning approaches, and assistive technologies

About the Author:

Anne Rambo, Ph.D., is a child and family therapist and an associate professor of Nova Southeastern University. She is the creator of ChildFit, a nationally recognized program designed to help parents advocate for their children's unique educational needs.

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