Your Child Is Smarter Than You Think! bridges the gap between how children think and learn, and how they feel and behave. Dr. Wanda Draper discusses a whole-child approach to articulate a child’s developmental relationship to behavior and learning. Dr. Draper says, “You can’t send the head to school and leave the body at home–the whole child goes to school, the whole child lives at home, and the whole child participates in the world.”Based on thirty years of experiences with children, parents and teachers, she suggests effective ways to help children achieve success in school and life. She offers insights about the difference between natural and problem behavior–and what to do about it. Dr. Draper, focusing on each stage and pathway of development, gives suggestions for how to successfully:

  • live and work with a smart child
  • help without interfering
  • activate the learning loop
  • communicate to get results

Wanda Draper, Ph.D., professor emeritus of human development in the College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, where she taught behavioral science to physicians in their psychiatry residency programs for twenty years. Dr. Draper has consulted national and internationally on child development and parent education programs. As an expert witness, she has testified in over a hundred capital murder trials and child custody cases about the relationship between childhood development and adulthood consequences. She studied at Texas Woman’s University, with additional studies at Harvard University and in Geneva, Switzerland. The author of seventeen books, she has appeared on television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, and has been quoted in CNN News, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Parent magazine, and Reader’s;www.educationfuturesinternationl.com

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