8 Great Smarts (Paperback)Kathy Koch
Discover your child’s unique intellectual abilities, helping them to flourish and be all that God designed them to be.
"Smart" is a powerful word. But what does it mean to be smart? If your child is not good at math or languages, does that mean he or she is not smart? No! Dr. Kathy Koch wants parents to know that their kids are smart, whether they excel in the classroom or not!
8 Great Smarts will guide parents to discover and nurture their children’s intelligence, because children can be word smart, logic smart, picture smart, music smart, body smart, nature smart, people smart, or self smart. Parents will be able to determine what kind of smart their child is through the suggested activities provided in this book. Free assessments can also be downloaded from the 8 Great Smarts website (www.8greatsmarts.com) using the password provided in the book.
Children who believe they are smart often excel more in school and are generally more confident. In this book, Dr. Kathy Koch empowers and equips parents with creative ideas on how to:
· Accept and affirm their child’s unique smarts
· Motivate their child to learn and study with all 8 smarts
· Reawaken any "paralyzed" smarts
· Redirect misbehavior in new, constructive ways
· Guide their child spiritually, relationally, and to a good career fit.
Discover your child’s smarts, and help them to flourish and be all that God designed them to be. 8 Great Smarts paves the way for a lifetime of success and fulfillment as children learn to master their God-given skills.
Also available in Afrikaans under the title 8 Tale van die brein.
About the Author
Dr. Kathy Koch, PhD, is the founder and president of Celebrate Kids, Inc., a Christian ministry based in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Kathy earned a PhD in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University, and became a full-time and keynote speaker in 1991. She speaks to parents, educators, and children of all ages on the topics in this book and her three other books: Finding Authentic Hope and Wholeness, Screens and Teens, and No More Perfect Kids, which she coauthored with Jill Savage.
Size140 x 190 mm
Number of Pages240 pp
PublisherChristian Art Publication
I travel often for work, and my daughters know that they will
join me for a “daddy trip” once or twice a year. From the
moment Anna, our middle daughter, wakes up on the morning of
her “daddy trip”—no matter how early it is—until we return home
a few days later, she is talking. She talks to whoever will listen: me,
flight attendants, strangers, even herself. She’s “word smart” (and,
nearly as much, “people smart”).
Recently, our youngest daughter, Ali, joined me for a
“daddy trip” to Washington, DC. She has far more energy than
I, and constantly needs to be doing something. With an extra afternoon
to spare, we visited the Smithsonian Museum of Natural
History. She loved seeing the exhibits but when, near the end of
the day, we found a room with rock and fossil specimens you could
choose, touch, handle, and examine under a microscope, she was
thoroughly captivated. One specimen after another after another