1st Edition

Parenting from the Heart Raising Resilient and Successful Smart Kids

By Steven I. Pfeiffer Copyright 2024
    130 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Parenting from the Heart is a fresh, accessible, authoritative pocket book for helping your gifted, bright, or creative child become resilient and psychologically vibrant, both in and out of the classroom!

    Engaging chapters explore how to support your child’s social-emotional development through teaching, reinforcing, and modeling the author’s research-based framework “strengths of the heart,” championing the dynamic trio of Emotional Intelligence, social skills, and character strengths. Featuring diverse, illustrative examples, effective interventions, and frequently asked questions to help you put concepts into practice, this book offers essential information for raising and supporting responsible, caring, empathic, and resilient gifted children.

    This book is a must read for all caregivers seeking to get ahead of potential behavioral, academic, and social challenges while building a healthy foundation to become a calm, reflective, and thoughtful parent.

    Preface  1. The Search for Optimal Mental Health: Successful Parenting  2. Grandma’s Rules Help You Become a Cool Parent  3. What are Strengths of the Heart?  4. Emotional Intelligence Makes a Difference  5. Character Strengths Make a Difference  6. Social Skills Make a Difference  7. Frequently Asked Questions by Parents  8. Concluding Thoughts


    Steven I. Pfeiffer is a licensed and nationally board-certified psychologist, author, speaker, and consultant. Dr. Pfeiffer is Emeritus Professor at Florida State University and previously served as Professor and Director of Duke University’s gifted program. He is considered one of the leading authorities on the social-emotional world of gifted kids.

    "Dr. Pfeiffer packs a wealth of wisdom and a life-time of clinical and research experience into this highly readable, engaging book. As a Clinical Psychologist, I will recommend this widely."
    -Dr. Gale, Licensed Psychologist