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How Your Child Is Smart: A Life-Changing Approach to Learning Paperback – September 1, 1992


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  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Conari Pr (September 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0943233380
  • ISBN-13: 978-0943233383
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #239,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Every parent and teacher should read this book.
Lucyann
This book not only helped me understand my child's way of learning but helped me understand the people around me as well.
Beth
I finally found this book and it was as if I saw my daughter for the first time.
Better Mom

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 20, 1998
Format: Paperback
I picked up this book from an LLL meeting's private library, just for something to read for the month. I never imagined that it was going to change the way I looked at my child! In learning my child's thought pattern (and mine and my husband's as well) I not only discovered how he learns, but reasons for the ways he behaves. When reading the description of a typical person with my child's thought pattern, it was as though the author was describing my child exactly! I now understand such behaviors in my child as never having an appetite, not enjoying coloring, although he can very nicely, being able to memorize things he hears with seemingly no effort at all, talking and asking questions from the moment he wakes up untill he is asleep, and being timid about defending himself physically even when necessary. This book also enlightened me to the fact that my thought pattern and my son's will fit perfectly while I endevor to school him at home, as I enjoy talking and enlightening people, and he learns easiest through hearing. Never before has a book influenced my life in such strong and beneficial way. I have recommended this book to every parent I know, and strongly to those that have chosen as I have to educate their children at home. It is true that every child is smart in their own way and it is important to understand this in order to help each child learn to lead a productive life.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Better Mom on November 4, 2001
Format: Paperback
After 8 years of trying to understand my daughter, I found her in this book. I knew she thought differently, but all the professionals were stumped as to how to help her. I finally found this book and it was as if I saw my daughter for the first time. Not only did it identify her learning style perfectly, I was able to see how that learning style formed her personality and how she reacted, positively and negatively, to different situations. As a parent, that understanding has allowed me to be more proactive with her education and more patient in my parenting. I recommend this book to anyone, especially those parents or caregiving professionals who know there's more to their child than what is being seen.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Lucyann on March 19, 2000
Format: Paperback
Until I read this book I just couldn't understand how to relate to my young son. Though I can't say that I agree with everything in this book, it was a huge help in learning how my son was figuring out his world. He learns through his eyes! My older son and I learn through our ears. I thought everyone did until I read this book. It is just as valid to learn through your eyes or your fingers or your movements as it is through your ears. Every parent and teacher should read this book.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By pvandoorne@shellus.com on August 26, 1997
Format: Paperback
A "typing" scheme on how we learn (geared towards children). People understand things in differing ways not because of the intelligience but rather because of the process of how their minds work. This book is full of practical ideas to connect with children
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Messy1 on November 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
This is THE best book I've read to help me help my children. When you understand how they process infomation, you are empowered to build their confidence in themselves. We all learn so differently that it is easy for a child who doesn't fit in the box to feel "less than" everyone else. You have the ability to restore their picture of themselves to someone who, though they may think differently, they have wisdom and insight to offer. My son struggled in school for most of his elementary education, but once we figured this out together, he became a straight A student with passion of his own. There is nothing more rewarding than that.
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