Explains steps that parents can take to help their child develop talent in any activity that has sparked his or her interest.Nurturing Childrens Talents: A Guide for Parents is a book for all parents.
Thats 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 dont know how . . . until now.Nurturing Childrens Talents offers parents insights and step-by-step plans to help children reach their potential.
These recommendations stem from author Kenneth A. Kiewras 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.
Chronicles the talent experiences of Olympic medalists, professional athletes, award-winning artists, high-school phenoms, child prodigies, champion coaches, master teachers, and committed parents across a wide array of talent domains from chess to rodeoOffers parents step by step plans for maximizing early experiences, arranging mentors, facilitating practice, boosting motivation, building a center of excellence, and managing talent developmentAddresses how to promote academic talent using the SOAR system: Selection, Organization, Association, and Regulation
Hardcover: 195 pages Publisher: Praeger (January 4, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 1440867925 ISBN-13: 978-1440867927 Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds ()