1st Edition

Parenting Bright Kids Who Struggle in School A Strength-Based Approach to Helping Your Child Thrive and Succeed

By Dewey Rosetti Copyright 2020
    194 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    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.

    Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction A Child’s Cry for Help Part I: From Surviving to Thriving Chapter 1 Not Like the Others Chapter 2 Turning the Tide Part II: Changing the Mindset Chapter 3 Mindset Is Key Chapter 4 The Deceptive Language of Disability Part III: A New Way of Thinking Chapter 5 From High School Dropout to Harvard Scientist Chapter 6 Jaggedness: The Norm, Not the Exception Chapter 7 Context: The Key to Unlocking Talent Chapter 8 Pathways: Always More Than One Part IV: The Way Ahead Chapter 9 Success Stories Chapter 10 Case Studies Chapter 11 The Coming Revolution Recommended Resources References Appendix A Understanding the Psych-Ed Report Appendix B Sample Psych-Ed Report About the Author


    Dewey Rosetti became an advocate for all children who learn differently after seeing firsthand how a special school for kids with dyslexia transformed hundreds of kids, including her own daughter, into confident learners.

    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.

    ,Midwest Book Review, 5/20/20
    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.,Lewie Dunn,Georgia Military College, 5/21/20