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Self-Propelled Advantage The Parent's Guide to Raising Independent, Motivated Kids Who Learn with Excellence

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ISBN-10: 1614482969

ISBN-13: 9781614482963

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joanne Calderwood

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If you know there has to be a better way to educate your children, but you don’t quite know what it is,  "The Self-Propelled Advantage" is for you!Discover "The Parent’s Guide to Raising Independent, Motivated Kids Who Learn with Excellence."What if there was a way to- Raise children who cheerfully do what they are supposed to do, when they are supposed to do it, without fussing and fighting and warring with parents and siblings, and who treat you with respect?- Know for sure that your children are receiving the best education available to them, and if not, make a change?- Raise children who set their own educational goals and work with excellence to achieve them on a daily basis without…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 1/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface
The Power of a Parent
The Greatest Choice You Will Ever Make
For Home Educators and Non-Home Educators Alike
Introduction
How Our First Four Students Earned Free College Educations
Excellence in Motion
The Startling Truth
Goals and Success
How I Lost My Mind
Benefits Beyond Education
Experience: The Best Teacher
The Bicycle Analogy
Letting Go
The Three Elements of the Self-Propelled Advantage
Self-Learning
Mastery
Self-Mastery
The Most Important Thing
Operation Motivation
Sources of Motivation
Attitude Is Everything
Ownership
What If?
Types of Motivation
Drive
What About Grades?
Time for Change
The Marshmallow Study
Seeing the Big Picture
The Perfect Score Study
Are Perfect Scores Weird?
Perfect Score Kids and Motivation
The X Factor
What About the Parents of Perfect Scores?
Home-Educated Students and the SAT
A Word on Parenting
Self-Esteem
How to Demotivate
Final Thoughts on the Perfect Score Study
Purpose
Bonus Tip: Four Little Magic Words
An Inner Drive to Succeed
Educational Options
Public Schools
Public Schools and the Self-Propelled Advantage
Private and Parochial Schools
Private Schools and the Self-Propelled Advantage
Home Education
Home Education and the Self-Propelled Advantage
Why Not Choose Home Education?
Which Type of Education Is the Best?
What If Both My Spouse and I Work Full-Time?
If You Don't Know Where to Start
Element 1: Self-Mastery
A Parent's Incredible Impact
Public Displays
How Do You Teach Self-Mastery?
The Five Steps to Self-Mastery
Who Runs Your Home?
Set House Rules and Expectations
Expectations and the Very Young Child
Expectations and Older Children
Keys to Expectation Setting
Set Consequences
The Power of a Praising Parent
A Thankful Heart is a Happy Heart
Discipline
Other Discipline Issues
Discipline and Guilt
Self-Mastery and the Advantage
The Behavior Barometer
The Fruit of Effective Parenting
Home Education Is No Silver Bullet, But...
Family Meeting
Group Discussions
The Parent-Child Meeting
Natural Consequences
Deferring Discipline to Dad
Combining Steps
Discipline and the Single Parent
The Past
Observer and Respond
Repeat as Needed
Showing Respect
Teen Issues
The Link
Element 2: Mastery Mindset
Is Teaching to Mastery Cheating?
What is the Goal of Education?
Why Don't Schools Teach to Mastery?
Success Motivates!
How to Instill the Love of Learning
A Mindset of Trust
The Gift
Mandated Mediocrity Versus Mastery
Government Regulations
Tips for Students in a Classroom
In Conclusion
Element 3: Self-Teaching
What Is Self-Teaching?
Self-Teaching and the Classroom Environment
An Overview of Self-Teaching
Who?
Where?
Why?
How?
When?
Negatives?
Cornerstones of a Self-Teaching Home
Record Keeping as Motivation
A Sometimes-Overlooked Benefit of Self-Teaching
Conclusion
Self-Teaching and Young Children
The Five Steps to Self-Teaching Success
A Parent-Directed Approach
Provide a Planner
Gather Curriculum
Set Short-Term Goals
What Does the First Day of School Look Like?
A Note About Lesson Times
Working Ahead
Readiness
Monitor
After Each Quarter
Parent-Directed Learning with a Reading Child
Transition Time
Letting Go
Self-Teaching and Older Children
Student-Directed Learning for Middle School Students
Student-Directed Learning for High School Students
Courage to Face High School
Focus on Strengths
How Does this Mesh with Mastery?
The Five Steps to Self-Teaching Success
Provide a Planner
Gather Curriculum
Set Short-Term Goals
Fleshing It Out
Breaking It Down
At the End of a Quarter
Monitor
What is Accountability?
To Test or Not to Test
At the End of the Year
Grades
Let Go of the Bicycle)
Ultimate Goals
What About Curriculum?
Worldview
Home Education and Curriculum
What's More Important Than Curriculum?
How to Use Curriculum
Virtual Schools and Curriculum
When You May Need to Change Curriculum
Pulling Back the Curriculum Curtain
Curriculum Conclusion
High School and Beyond
Self-Teaching in High School
High School Record Keeping
Advantages for the Self-Propelled High School Student
The College Admissions Process
Preparing Your High School Junior for College
Senior Year Sanity Tips
Scholarships and Financial Aid
What About CLEP Tests?
AP Exams
Dual Enrollment
Distance Learning
Summary
Helping Your Student Uncover His Areas of Interest
Start at the End, Work Backwards
Calderwood Kids Speak
A Student's Take on Self-Teaching
Siblings Speak
Questions for the College-Aged Kids
Your Legacy
What Are You Seeking?
What I Would Change
One Final Question
Bibliography
About the Author