Nurturing Children's Talents: A Guide for Parents

by
Kenneth A. Kiewraauthor

Kenneth A. Kiewra is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. His research pertains to talent development, particularly the roles parents play, and to strategies for academic success.

Nurturing Children's Talents: A Guide for Parents

20190131

Praeger

Pages 208
Topics Psychology: Developmental;The Arts;Being a Talent Manager;Creating Centers of Excellence;Providing a Talent-Nurturing Environment;Redshirting;Selecting Coaches and Mentors;Deliberate Practice;The Polgar Experiment;Siblings and Talent;Talent Development Changes Bodies and Brains;Talent Costs, Sacrifices, and Benefits;Talent Myths

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Nurturing Children's Talents: A Guide for Parents

Author(s): Kiewra, Kenneth;
Contributors: Kiewra, Kenneth;
Abstract:

Explains steps that parents can take to help their child develop talent in any activity that has sparked his or her interest.


• Covers early experience, environmental factors, and parental roles spurring talent development, from artistry and athleticism to culinary, musical, academic, dance, and other abilities

• Explains the importance of practice and steps to mentor and manage ability

• Details the SOAR system—Selection, Organization, Association, and Regulation

• Includes interviews with well-known talent stars like Olympic speed skater Bonnie Blair, nature photographer Joel Sartore, and pianist Jim Brickman; championship coaches like John Cook (college volleyball) and Robert Sabalvarro (Olympic fencing); and parents of dozens of talented children in domains such as chess, music, rodeo, swimming, baton twirling, football, and many more

• Includes a chapter on academic talent

SortTitle: nurturing children's talents: a guide for parents
Keyword(s): Psychology: Developmental; The Arts; Being a Talent Manager; Creating Centers of Excellence; Providing a Talent-Nurturing Environment; Redshirting; Selecting Coaches and Mentors; Deliberate Practice; The Polgar Experiment; Siblings and Talent; Talent Development Changes Bodies and Brains; Talent Costs, Sacrifices, and Benefits; Talent Myths
Author Info:
Kenneth A. Kiewraauthor

Kenneth A. Kiewra is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. His research pertains to talent development, particularly the roles parents play, and to strategies for academic success.

eISBN-13: 9781440867934
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440867927
Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 208
Publication Date: 20190131