New Strategies to Guide Kids (8-18) to Personal Excellence
REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION
by Peter A. Spevak, Ph.D.
and Maryann Karinch
"I'll do it later." "I forgot." "Don't worry—that was last marking period." "Stop bugging me." Kids who are failing at school constantly use excuses and share three traits: no persistence to completion, lack of independent functioning, and inability to work within time limits.
Parents and teachers often try tutoring, force or logic to try to get these underachievers to perform at a higher level. Most of the time, they fail.
Now, noted psychologist Dr. Peter A. Spevak, whose ideas have received widespread media coverage over the past five years in over 300 talks, television programs and newspapers, reveals his dynamic method and gives important tips for parents and teachers. He has motivated over 2000 failing students to perform at or near their full potential.
Dr. Spevak explains how underachievers get stuck and why other methods don't work. Then he identifies the four kinds of underachievers and shows step-by-step techniques to recharge the motivational battery of failing kids and put each type of underachiever on the achievement track.
"A must read."
"For parents and educators...an intriguing look at this crucual issue."
— California Education News
"Those tired of screaming at their children for missing the
morning school bus may wish to consult Empowering Underachievers."
"If you are a parent, you'll be relieved to know there is help."
— Los Angeles Daily News
*India/English rights sold to Magna Publishing
*Excerpted by Scripps Howard News Service
Peter A. Spevak, Ph.D., founder and Director of the Center for Applied Motivation, has appeared on Good Morning America and has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Newsday, Newsweek, Ladies' Home Journal, Parenting Magazine, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He lives in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, D.C.
Maryann Karinch is the author of twenty-four commercially published books and the founder of The Rudy Agency, a full-service literary agency. She has also coauthored four books with physicians and written extensively about health and medicine. She holds bachelors and masters degrees from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and is a certified personal trainer. She lives in Estes Park, Colorado.
A New Horizon Press Release
6 x 9, 224 pages
LC #00-132540, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-282-2 (pb), $15.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-282-9 (eBook), $15.95