Author: Maureen Neihart, Psy.D.
Product Code: 106
ISBN: 9781593633103
Pages: 200
Availability: In stock.

Peak Performance for Smart Kids provides success strategies, activities, tools, real-life examples, and checklists for parents to employ to help their kids to achieve their highest potential. Even the most talented child will not succeed if he or she has not developed the mental, psychological, and emotional skills to face the heavy demands of high performance. Maureen Neihart, a psychologist and leading authority on talent development in children, examines seven mental habits of successful kids, providing practical approaches for developing them in talented children of all ages in this easy-to-read guide for parents and teachers.

By working with parents to complete the activities included in this book, high-ability kids will learn to manage stress and anxiety, set and achieve goals, use mental rehearsal to improve performance, manage their moods and emotions, practice optimistic thinking, and resolve their frustrations of needing to belong while needing to achieve. With its research-based strategies and unique approach to maximizing potential, this is a book from which every parent of smart kids can benefit!

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Review by: James Cox, Midwest Book Review - September 1, 2008
Talent is only worth anything if it has any ability to be utilized. Peak Performance for Smart Kids: Strategies and Tips for Ensuring School Success is a scholarly handbook for educators in charge of teaching gifted and talented students how to maximize their education. Observing seven common traits and habits of children who enjoy success in school, and how to take advantage of theses habits for the best experience possible, Peak Performance for Smart Kids: Strategies and Tips for Ensuring School Success is highly recommended for community library education collections.

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