In our contemporary world, where educational advancement grows more competitive and less merit-based, and technological distractions abound for young people, RAISING A GREAT STUDENT: From Cradle To College is brimming with love and integrity and sage insights about how to inspire your child to learn and succeed--- from the earliest pictorial workbooks all the way to college entrance. This book is based upon the actual experiences of parenting and upon many frank professional
discussions with clients and other practitioners concerning educational development.
Dr. David Heller begins with some of the foundational and fun learning activities a parent can introduce to a young child, and then guides the reader through the early school and middle school years, always emphasizing the paramount importance of
not being overbearing and turning learning into a game. The author then provides detailed advice for the high school years, guided by a keen understanding of adolescence, identity formation and the building of a college plan and initial career
explorations. Ultimately, Dr. Heller tackles the controversial college admissions labyrinth, its many peaks and pitfalls, and addresses how a family and a student can best navigate this tricky and sometimes turbulent process.
Throughout this book, you will find encouragement and support for high parental involvement and an emphasis on parental praise as a vital source of motivation. You will also receive recommendations that will teach you a strategic outlook, while at the same time using learning to strengthen and deepen the intimate bond between parent and child.