8 Great Smarts

8 Great Smarts
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Author: Kathy Koch, PhD
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780802493576
Release: 2016-02-18
Editor: Moody Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Your child is smart, but does he or she believe it? "Smart" is a power word. Children who believe they’re smart excel more in school and approach life with greater confidence. But children who don’t can struggle to apply themselves. Do you wish your child could see how smart he or she is? Find hope in 8 Great Smarts. You’ll be empowered and equipped with new language and creative ideas for how to: Accept and affirm your child’s unique smarts Motivate your child to learn and study with all 8 smarts Reawaken any "paralyzed" smarts Redirect misbehavior in new, constructive ways Guide your child spiritually, relationally, and to a good career fit Dr. Kathy Koch loves seeing children flourish and helping parents make it happen—and it’s never too late to start. Now is the time to help your child be all that God designed him or her to be. BONUS: Every book includes a FREE access code for the official 8 Great Smarts Quiz located at: www.8greatsmarts.com.

Splitting Heirs

Splitting Heirs
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Author: Ron Blue,Kathy Koch
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0802413595
Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Help your children be smart with their smarts. At one time or another, most kids will ask (or secretly wonder), "Am I smart?" But a better question is, "In what way am I smart?" Dr. Kathy Koch's down-to-earth and practical guide to the theory of multiple intelligences helps parents and teachers discern and develop their children's unique wiring. 8 Great Smarts will help you: Identify how your child can best learn and study Explore your child's characteristic spiritual struggles and his or her ways of connecting to God Learn how you can awaken and nurture your child's weaker intelligences Uncover how your behavior can paralyze your child's smarts, and how to change Recognize how your child's misbehavior may be connected to his or her strengths Discover creative teaching methods and potential careers that are ideal for each intelligence Every child is some combination of the following smarts: word, logic, picture, music, body, nature, people, and self. The sooner you and your child discover his or her best smarts, the sooner you can nurture their potential and help them to flourish and use their gifts for God and others. Revised and updated version of How Am I Smart?

How Am I Smart

How Am I Smart
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Author: Dr. Kathy Koch
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1575674289
Release: 2007-02-01
Editor: Moody Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Has your daughter come to you in tears, asking, “Am I smart?" Or has your son wanted to know, “How smart am I?" Dr. Kathy wants children to ask an even more important question, “How am I smart?" When parents determine ways children can be smart, they'll better understand their own children's educational needs and how they learn best. This must-read reveals roots of behavior struggles and relationship conflicts, and their possible solutions. Would you believe that knowing your children's intelligence strengths can also help you raise them to know, believe in, love, and serve God? With great detail and positive insight, Dr. Kathy unfolds the eight different ways intelligence manifests itself through the "multiple intelligences." This practical guide gives you valuable ideas and pays rich dividends for you and your children.

Five to Thrive

Five to Thrive
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Author: Kathy Koch, PhD
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780802498526
Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Moody Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Answering 5 Questions Can Change Your Life. Who can I trust? Who am I? Who wants me? Why am I alive? What do I do well? Every human has five core needs, and if you're going to thrive, these needs must be met in healthy ways—primarily through God. Learn what they are and how you can develop beliefs and skills so they're met and you become whole, content, and at peace. Start thriving as you use the ideas in this revised and updated edition of Finding Authentic Hope and Wholeness. With humor and vulnerability Dr. Kathy Koch gives you the tools to develop an authentic sense of self and a positive outlook on the future.Take the time to ask yourself these five questions, and discover the answers as you journey with Dr. Kathy toward hope and wholeness. You'll be glad you did—for the rest of your life.

Start with the Heart

Start with the Heart
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Author: Kathy Koch, PhD
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780802497574
Release: 2019-03-05
Editor: Moody Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Parenting strategies you can be proud of You know the feeling. You got frustrated, desperate, or overwhelmed and you reacted before you could think it through. Whether it’s a one-time thing or it becomes a habit, we all parent in ways we don’t like. But it doesn’t have to continue. Whether it’s bribery, yelling, counting to three, or threats of punishment you didn’t mean to make, reacting never feels good. But if you can learn to act with intentionality, you’ll feel better about your choices and be grateful for the results. Dr. Kathy Koch (pronounced “cook”), author of Screens and Teens and 8 Great Smarts, will teach you proven strategies for training your child’s heart and parenting in a way that honors God. She’ll help you move your child from, “I can’t, I won’t," to “I can, I will, and I did.” We can do better than “Because I said so.” or “No screen time for 3 days.” We can do better than mere behavior modification. We can change our children’s hearts and teach them to do what is good, godly, and right even when we’re not around. Once you’ve learned to put these motivation strategies in place there’s no more need to nag, you’ll be astounded at what your kids will do without being asked. Dr. Kathy doesn’t offer a quick-fix. Starting with the heart is all about changing what children believe in order to change their behavior. And learning to use this kind of motivation takes effort, consistency, and strategy, but it works. And it’s never too late! If you’re willing to commit to a little hard work up front, you’ll enjoy your kids, your life, and yourself much more when you learn to start with the heart.

No More Perfect Kids

No More Perfect Kids
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Author: Jill Savage,Kathy Koch
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780802490070
Release: 2014-03-01
Editor: Moody Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Love your kids for who they are. Mom and dad, your kids are created in God's image, not your own. Jill Savage and Kathy Koch will guide you in truly appreciating your kids. They will teach you how to study and become an expert on your children, because you cannot fully embrace them until you truly know them. In No More Perfect Kids, Jill Savage and Kathy Koch equip us with the tools and perspective to: Identify and remove the Perfection Infection from our parenting Release our children from unrealistic expectations Answer the questions our kids are silently asking in a way that gives them the courage and freedom to be themselves Meet the needs of our children, including those with special needs Written in a passionate, candid, and personal tone, the authors will instill within you hope and contentment. You'll be inspired to apply the practical, realistic, and relevant ideas and tactics Jill and Kathy share.

Screens and Teens

Screens and Teens
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Author: Kathy Koch
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780802492944
Release: 2015-02-18
Editor: Moody Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

If you feel like you’re losing your teen to technology, you’re not alone. Screen time is rapidly replacing family time, and for teens especially, it is hardwiring the way they connect with their world. In Screens and Teens, Dr. Kathy helps you make sense of all this and empowers you to respond. She: Exposes the lies that technology can teach your teen Guides you in countering those lies with biblical truths and helpful practices Shares success stories of families who have cut back on technology and prioritized each other Kathy’s research, experience, and relatability all come together for an inspiring book, sure to help you be closer with your kids. "Dr. Kathy continues to inform and inspire me with Screens and Teens. I feel better equipped to parent my kids in our constantly changing world because of her wisdom. Dr. Kathy’s expertise makes her my "go-to" person when I have questions about technology and the way it affects our family. Whether you have kids or not, this book will make you more aware of the tech-driven world we live in and encourage you to make bold, smart choices." -Kirk Cameron, Actor/Producer Grab a pen and get ready to underline, circle, and write "That’s so us!" in the margins. Be equipped to keep your family connected. BONUS: Every book includes an access code to stream or download a powerful 9-session video series (valued at $20) for FREE! In these videos, Dr. Kathy presents eye-opening insights to help you connect with your teen in a whole new way. Designed to be watched prior to reading each chapter, they will help you to engage the book on a deeper level.

Finding Authentic Hope and Wholeness

Finding Authentic Hope and Wholeness
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Author: Dr. Kathy Koch
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781575678207
Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: Moody Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Your mother always said that you would never amount to much. Or perhaps a teacher asked you to help her because you were just so good at (fill in the blank). Those early messages about our intelligence and worth affect our lives forever ... or do they? How do we find authentic hope and wholeness based on truth, reality, and God's view? Dr. Kathy Koch draws on decades of seminars and workshops geared to the educational community. She knows the right questions to ask. She also knows that intelligence and worth take different forms in each of us. Readers of all ages and stages will benefit from the life-changing wisdom contained in Finding Authentic Hope and Wholeness.

7 Traits of Effective Parenting

7 Traits of Effective Parenting
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Author: Danny Huerta
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781589979789
Release: 2020-08-18
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In today's complex world, parenting is a tough job. Beyond the difficulties of the changing world we live in, there are also the daily frictions of imperfect people sharing a home together. However, Daniel P. Huerta, Focus on the Family's Vice President of Parenting, offers hope and help for you to become an effective parent. Based on exhaustive research, Huerta presents a collection of seven powerful character traits designed to help parents grow and thrive as they take on the task of raising children. Parents will be encouraged to navigate family life with grace and love so their children ultimately see God's transformative power, love, and influence.

Heart Smarts Guts and Luck

Heart  Smarts  Guts  and Luck
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Author: Anthony K. Tjan,Richard J. Harrington,Tsun-Yan Hsieh
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781422161944
Release: 2012
Editor: Harvard Business Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Examines the traits that define most people who achieve success, heart, smarts, guts, and luck, and helps readers to determine which traits they possess.

Raising Up Dreamers

Raising Up Dreamers
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Author: Shelia Erwin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781684282685
Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Focus on the Family

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How do you raise Christian kids who have dreams that seem beyond their reach? Parenting is an important task, but the pressure doesn't need to be on us. As parents, we simply need to follow the leading of the Lord with the understanding that our children's natural abilities are actually the Lord working out their destiny. When we give Christ unlimited control of our parenting, we learn that Jesus is a better parent to our children than we can ever hope to be. As Sheila Erwin shares personal stories of raising two successful filmmakers and delves into biblical principles, you will be encouraged to cultivate your children’s gifts and help them reach their dreams—no matter how impossible they seem. By parenting from a position of trust and rest in God, you can guide your children to chase their God-given dreams and channel their talents to glorify God instead of being gripped by the world.

Growing Great Kids

Growing Great Kids
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Author: Kate Battistelli
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781616386559
Release: 2012-01-03
Editor: Charisma Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Help your child become everything God made them to be Successful adults don’t happen by accident. It takes wisdom to raise your children with a strong sense of their destiny in God and a deep knowledge of their gifts and callings. In Growing Great Kids, Kate Battistelli shares what she and her husband, Mike, learned about parenting during the journey of raising their daughter, Dove Award–winning recording artist Francesca Battistelli. Using anecdotes to illustrate the insights she and her husband gained, she provides practical advice including: How to dream God’s big dream for your child The value of humility and integrity How to interpret God’s seasons in a child’s life The power of a parent’s words, and more

No More Perfect Moms

No More Perfect Moms
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Author: Jill Savage
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780802484109
Release: 2013-01-16
Editor: Moody Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

If you have ever forgotten to pick up your kids, accidentally worn two different shoes to the grocery store, or lost your cool over a messy house, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! In No More Perfect Moms, Jill Savage says it how it is: All moms struggle. We fall short of our own standard of excellence, and then we feel insecure about not being the perfect wife with the perfect kids, perfect husband, perfect home, perfect friends, perfect marriage, and perfect body… Jill speaks to the root of the insecurities mothers feel and points to a better way. No More Perfect Moms will help a mom: Change her unrealistic expectations to realistic hopes Give grace and love to her husband and children even during struggles, and discover the beauty of grace when she stops judging herself and others Find freedom from disappointment when she embraces her real family, her real challenges, and her real, but imperfect, life With refreshing honesty, Jill exposes some of her own parental shortcomings and helps mothers everywhere shelve their desires for perfection and embrace God’s beautiful grace. When moms do this, they can learn to love their real but imperfect lives.

Screen Smart Parenting

Screen Smart Parenting
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Author: Jodi Gold
Pages: 314
ISBN: 9781462518791
Release: 2014-10-17
Editor: Guilford Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As a practicing child psychiatrist and mother of three, Jodi Gold has a unique understanding of both the mind-boggling benefits and the serious downsides of technology. Dr. Gold weaves together scientific knowledge and everyday practical advice to help you foster your child's healthy relationship to technology, from birth to the teen years. You'll learn: *How much screen time is too much at different ages. *What your kids and teens are actually doing in all those hours online. *How technology affects social, emotional, and cognitive development. *Which apps and games build smarts and let creativity shine. *How your own media habits influence your children. *What you need to know about privacy concerns, cyberbullying, and other dangers. *Ways to set limits that the whole family can live with. Winner (Second Place)—American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Child Health Category

Smart Online Communication

Smart Online Communication
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Author: Mary Lindeen
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781512485776
Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: Lerner Digital ™

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What you put on the Internet may stay there forever. So how can you protect your online reputation? What can you to do keep your identity safe? Learn how to be a smart user of technology, why watching what you post is important, and what to do if someone misuses your information.

Izzy Newton and the S M A R T Squad Absolute Hero Book 1

Izzy Newton and the S M A R T  Squad  Absolute Hero  Book 1
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Author: Valerie Tripp
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781426338717
Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: National Geographic Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When middle school mishaps happen, five friends form the S.M.A.R.T. Squad and use their collective skills and the power of science to bring order to their school. Science reigns supreme with this squad of young brainiacs. Join Izzy Newton and her friends in the first adventure of this fun new middle-grade fiction series from National Geographic Kids. A crowded new school and a crazy class schedule is enough to make Izzy feel dizzy. It may be the first day of middle school, but as long as her best friends Allie Einstein and Charlie Darwin are by her side, Izzy knows it'll all be okay. However, first-day jitters take an icy turn when Izzy's old pal Marie Curie comes back to town. Instead of a warm welcome, Marie gives her former pal the cold shoulder. The problems pile up when the school's air-conditioning goes on the fritz and the temperature suddenly drops to near freezing. The adults don't seem to have a clue how to thaw out the school. Cold temperatures and a frigid friendship? Izzy has had enough of feeling like an absolute zero. She rallies the girls to use their brainpower and science smarts to tackle the school's chilly mystery ... and hopefully to fix a certain frozen friendship along the way. Will the girls succeed and become the heroes of Atom Middle School?

Smart Choices

Smart Choices
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Author: John S. Hammond,Ralph L. Keeney,Howard Raiffa
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781633691056
Release: 2015-07-21
Editor: Harvard Business Review Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Become confident in your choices. Where should I live? Is it time to get a new job? Which job candidate should I hire? What business strategy should I pursue? We spend the majority of our lives making decisions, both big and small. Yet, even though our success is largely determined by the choices that we make, very few of us are equipped with useful decision-making skills. Because of this, we often approach our choices tentatively, or even fearfully, and avoid giving them the time and thought required to put our best foot forward. In Smart Choices, John Hammond, Ralph Keeney, and Howard Raiffa—experts with over 100 years of experience resolving complex decision problems—offer a proven, straightforward, and flexible roadmap for making better and more impactful decisions, and offer the tools to achieve your goals in every aspect of your life. Their step-by-step, divide-and conquer approach will teach you how to: • Evaluate your plans • Break your potential decision into its key elements • Identify the key drivers that are most relevant to your goals • Apply systematic thinking • Use the right information to make the smartest choice Smart Choices doesn’t tell you what to decide; it tells you how. As you routinely use the process, you’ll become more confident in your ability to make decisions at work and at home. And, more importantly, by applying its time-tested methods, you’ll make better decisions going forward. Be proactive. Don’t wait until a decision is forced on you—or made for you. Seek out decisions that advance your long-term goals, values, and beliefs. Take charge of your life by making Smart Choices a lifetime habit.

Time Smart

Time Smart
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Author: Ashley Whillans
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781633698369
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Harvard Business Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

There's an 80 percent chance you're poor. Time poor, that is. Four out of five adults report feeling that they have too much to do and not enough time to do it. These time-poor people experience less joy each day. They laugh less. They are less healthy, less productive, and more likely to divorce. In one study, time stress produced a stronger negative effect on happiness than unemployment. How can we escape the time traps that make us feel this way and keep us from living our best lives? Time Smart is your playbook for taking back the time you lose to mindless tasks and unfulfilling chores. Author and Harvard Business School professor Ashley Whillans will give you proven strategies for improving your "time affluence." The techniques Whillans provides will free up seconds, minutes, and hours that, over the long term, become weeks and months that you can reinvest in positive, healthy activities. Time Smart doesn't stop at telling you what to do. It also shows you how to do it, helping you achieve the mindset shift that will make these activities part of your everyday regimen through assessments, checklists, and activities you can use right away. The strategies Whillans presents will help you make the shift to time-smart living and, in the process, build a happier, more fulfilling life.

The Smartest Kids in the World

The Smartest Kids in the World
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Author: Amanda Ripley
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781451654448
Release: 2013-08-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How do other countries create “smarter” kids? What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers? The Smartest Kids in the World “gets well beneath the glossy surfaces of these foreign cultures and manages to make our own culture look newly strange....The question is whether the startling perspective provided by this masterly book can also generate the will to make changes” (The New York Times Book Review). In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they’ve never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. Inspired to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embed­ded in these countries for one year. Kim, fifteen, raises $10,000 so she can move from Oklahoma to Finland; Eric, eighteen, trades his high-achieving Minnesota suburb for a booming city in South Korea; and Tom, seventeen, leaves a historic Pennsylvania village for Poland. Through these young informants, Ripley meets battle-scarred reformers, sleep-deprived zombie students, and a teacher who earns $4 million a year. Their stories, along with groundbreaking research into learning in other cultures, reveal a pattern of startling transformation: none of these countries had many “smart” kids a few decades ago. Things had changed. Teaching had become more rigorous; parents had focused on things that mattered; and children had bought into the promise of education.

The Very Best Hands On Kinda Dangerous Family Devotions

The Very Best  Hands On  Kinda Dangerous Family Devotions
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Author: Tim Shoemaker
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781493417919
Release: 2019-05-21
Editor: Revell

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As parents hoping to raise godly children, we may understand the importance of regular family devotions. However, we may find it difficult to get our kids (or even ourselves) fully engaged. But what if devotions looked less like sitting in the living room listening to someone read and trying to pry answers out of reluctant kids and more like, say, electrocuting a pickle? Or converting a leaf blower into a toilet paper launcher? Or lighting toothpaste on fire? These hands-on, kinda dangerous, totally unforgettable object lessons (along with nearly fifty others) are not only more fun than other family devotions--they actually deliver the spiritual impact you desire for your kids. They'll even get dads and any too-cool-for-this-stuff teens jazzed about a weekly family devotional time. So put away the flannelgraph, get out the safety goggles, and start bringing the truths of Scripture to vivid life in your household. Just remember to change out of your Sunday clothes first.