Your Child's Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use Them

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jenifer Fox
Narrator: Renee Raudman
Genres: Marriage & Family
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: May 2008
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 12 hours, 30 minutes
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With this groundbreaking work, educator Jenifer Fox is poised to change the conversation about education in America. For too long, parents and teachers have focused on identifying and 'fixing' kids' weaknesses to improve academic performance. Passionately written and informed by Fox's twenty-five years of experience, Your Child's Strengths turns that flawed paradigm on its head. Fox's strengths-based philosophy provides the tools to prepare kids for the future in a world that demands greater adaptability and creative thinking than ever before.

Your Child's Strengths will give parents and teachers the tools to discover strengths in three main areas: Activity Strengths, the tasks that make you feel engaged and energized; Relationship Strengths, the things you do for and with others that make you feel valued and competent; and Learning Strengths, the unique ways you approach and understand new information. All three strengths work in tandem.

Pairing inspiring firsthand accounts of success with practical workbook tools and an outline of the award-winning Affinities Program Fox has implemented at her own school, this much-needed book is a user-friendly guide for parents, teachers, and administrators that will improve individual performance and an indispensable road map for young people and society to a future that plays to strengths.

Reviews (1)

Written by Jennifer T on October 6th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The narrator's voice and reading style are distracting to me; particularly when she attempts to read in the voice of children. However, I agree with the ideas presented in this book. The strengths based approach is a compelling concept that I believe would benefit all children. I hope this discipline will eventually be adopted by our public school systems. Jenifer Fox gives many examples within the book to help get her points across, and I enjoyed it very much.

Author Details

Author Details

Fox, Jenifer

Jenifer Fox, Med has worked in day and boarding schools, single sex and coed schools, as a teacher and administrator for twenty-five years. She is currently head of the Purnell School in Pottersville, New Jersey. She holds a BS in communications from the University of Wisconsina Madison, an MA in English from Middlebury College, and an MEd in school administration from Harvard University.