Nurturing Children's Talents: A Guide for Parents, 1st Edition

  • Kenneth A. Kiewra
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  • ISBN-10: 1440867933
  • ISBN-13: 9781440867934
  • DDC: 649
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released April 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This book is for all parents. That's because talent is made, not born, and parents are in prime position to help children discover and develop talent, whether the talent domain is archery, baton twirling, chess, or zoology. Moreover, talent development is a continuum along which all children can grow. Carnegie Hall might be the destination for some while community band is for others. Meanwhile, most parents are eager to help their children traverse a talent path but don't know how...until now. This title offers parents insights and step-by-step plans to help children reach their potential. These recommendations stem from the author’s personal experience raising a chess champion and his extensive research interviewing talented performers-including national, world, and Olympic champions-and their parents, across many domains.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface: A Book for All Parents.
1: Why I Study Talent Development.
2: Introduction to Talent Development.
3: Early Experience and Parents' Roles.
4: Parents' Roles in Practice.
5: Parents' Roles in Mentoring.
6: Parents' Roles in Creating a Center of Excellence.
7: Parents' Roles in Establishing Singleness of Purpose.
8: Parents as Managers.
9: Beyond Talent Development: Fostering Academic Success.
10: Conclusion: Nurturing Children's Talents.
About the Author.