Author: Dewey Rosetti
Product Code: 0332
ISBN: 9781646320332
Pages: 200
Availability: In stock.

Parenting Bright Kids Who Struggle in School guides parents through the challenging and often unfamiliar landscape of raising kids who have been labeled with learning differences, including dyslexia, ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorder, and more. This book:

  • Builds upon Harvard professor Todd Rose's groundbreaking research in the "Science of Individuality."
  • Helps parents target their child's jagged profile of strengths and weaknesses.
  • Explains a child’s context of learning and multiple pathways.
  • Teaches revolutionary techniques to encourage strengths and mitigate weaknesses.
  • Helps parents manage the emotional fallout of raising a child who does not conform to the "average" model of learning.

Drawing from her own experience as a parent of a child with learning differences—who is now a highly successful adult—the author outlines clear lessons from a quarter century of advocating for kids who learn differently.

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by Ramsey Khasho
on 5/4/2020
from Palo Alto, CA
Parenting Bright Kids who Struggle in School
As a professional in the field of mental health and learning for over 20 years, I find the book Parenting Bright Kids who Struggle in School an essential, parent-to-parent primer for anyone who suspects their child learns differently or whose child has a recent learning difference diagnosis. Dewey does a masterful job weaving her own vulnerable experience, sharing new scientific concepts and diving readers into a positive, strength-based approach to understanding kids who learn differently. The result? A digestible, parent-friendly and stigma shattering book about kids who learn differently. Dewey truly understands the 1 in 5 kids who learn differently and their related emotional challenges. She knows their parents even better and her book as is good as having a living conversation with Dewey- a parent who has "been there and done that." She shares her insights, wisdom, learning- and challenges and struggles so that other parents don't have to do it alone. 
by Suzanne Riessen
on 4/22/2020
from Marin County
Parenting Bright Kids who Struggle in School
“My child has a learning disability-What do I do Now?
Make a Parenting Plan.

Rosetti offers a how-to handbook to guide you to create, implement and modify your parenting plan to advocate for your child, and teach her how to advocate for herself.
Whether you’re just starting the journey of discovering your child’s differences and strengths, or you are several years into a roadmap of assessments and accommodations, this easy read handbook provides insight and new tools to support your child and you.
With this book, you will gain understanding of “learning differences”, see examples of parenting and mindset challenges, read narratives of successful people and families and develop a new vocabulary to describe the paths of success open to each individual. Most importantly, Rosetti includes actual examples, ideas, lists and suggestions you can tailor to your unique child. It is a concise, practical book that in one reading, provides the reader with understanding, hope and ACTION.
by Alicia Berberich
on 4/18/2020
from San Francisco, CA
A Game Changer for Parents Starting the Dyslexic Journey
Overall, Parenting Bright Kids Who Struggle in School gives hope to parents who are beginning the journey of learning differences with their child. It’s a bright spot in the whole LD arena. 

Schools should give this book to parents when they first address the topic to soften the blow and provide a path for them. 

What Dewey reveals is that there is so much encouraging new science to help parents understand the bigger picture and how their child fits in. Plus, Dewey’s child is now an adult so we can see the result of all of her work on mindset and how it helped Melissa. And showing what we as families can do better to help everyone develop a growth mindset is so important.

Dewey shows us new ways of how to talk about dyslexia and how to view it. The book is full of examples of highly successful people who have dyslexia. The simple difference that the language we use is monumental. Referring to dyslexia as a “difference” instead 
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Review by: Lewie Dunn, Georgia Military College - May 21, 2020
This would make a good work to be included in a media center to allow educators to be able to use and to share it with parents. In these times where parents are spending more time with their students at home and the educators are seeing less of their students, the work is now more valuable than ever.
Review: Midwest Book Review - May 20, 2020

A unique and expertly written, organized and presented work that will be enormously appreciated by parents of children with learning differences and difficulties, "Parenting Bright Kids Who Struggle in School: A Strength-Based Approach to Helping Your Child Thrive and Succeed" is unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, and academic library Parenting, Nursing Psychiatry & Mental Health, Learning Disabled Education, and Children's Learning Disorders collections and supplemental curriculum studies reading lists.


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