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Drive : 9 ways to motivate your kids to achieve

Author: Janine Walker Caffrey
Publisher: [Philadelphia, Pa.] : Da Capo Lifelong, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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Discusses how parents, educators, and counselors can help children become more self-motivated and strive for achievement as they finish school, get excited about learning and living on their own, and beat boredom, and includes quizzes, anecdotes, and strategic advice.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janine Walker Caffrey
ISBN: 0738211605 9780738211602
OCLC Number: 172980524
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 225 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Your child's future --
The driving test: how motivated is your child? --
1-Be a pathfinder: gather the info. that really makes a difference --
2-Increase risk: take away the plastic bubble --
3-Decrease rewards: allow life's natural consequences to take hold --
4-Deschedule: encourage joy, imagination, and creativity --
5-Reduce comfort: counteract the immense abundance and indulgence of our culture --
6-Delay gratification: resist the quick fixes of the lottery, game shows, and reality TV --
7-Encourage accomplishment: create a sense of self through true achievement --
8-Control the crowd: use peers for positive influence and independence --
9-Create a sense of purpose: make life meaningful --
Put your child in the driver's seat: apply the lessons of Drive.
Responsibility: Janine Walker Caffrey.

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Expert advice on helping children, teens, and young adults become self-starters, successful learners, and involved citizens of the world  Read more...

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Kathie Lee on the "Today Show," 11/10/08"Go out and get this book!" "Newark Star-Ledger," 11/4/08"[Caffrey's] advice is practical and precise." "Raising Arizona Kids," October 2008"This book Read more...

 
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