Item description for Seven Tools for Cultivating Your Child's Potential by Zan Tyler...
Overview Equip your children to become their very best as outstanding citizens and professionals. Homeschooling expert Tyler shows you how! Learn how to foster intimacy as you help your kids establish identity; discover purpose; develop a godly worldview; build character; stimulate their academic growth; and build their leadership and communication skills. 238 pages, softcover from B&H.
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Zan is a popular on-line columnist, and her articles appear in a variety of publications including homeschooling magazines, the Court Report, and academic journals.
Zan founded the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools in 1990 and served as its president for 10 years. In 1987 she was honored as the South Carolina Homemaker of the Year. Additionally, she co-authored the book Anyone Can Homeschool with Dr Terry Dorian in 1996. In 1999 she appeared on NBC's Today Show with Katie Couric. The Governor of South Carolina awarded Zan the Order of the Palmetto in 1998, the highest honor a civilian can receive.
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We are All Involved Sep 16, 2006
In spite of the unique title of this attractive book, and regardless of your age or station in life, here is a combination life story/practical advice/devotional book which is guaranteed to hold your attention. To give you a taste here are two quotes:
P110 "America has gone from a country that once welcomed God (and His Word) to one where His Word is unwelcome outside the church. When a Christian view of the world prevailed in our society, being able to define worldview was not so important. Now that we live in a society that prefers to view the world apart from God, Christians must educate themselves on what a biblical worldview is and why it's important. As Christian parents, we must commit ourselves to understanding worldview issues for our children's sake because they are confronted daily with peer pressure and a pop culture that are often openly hostile to their values. If we choose to remain ignorant, our children's faith will suffer."
p.119 "We must communicate to our children that each of them, in God's economy, brings important gifts to employ in this world for God's glory and our neighbor's welfare. That is why we work. The engineer, the doctor, the mother, the lawyer, the car mechanic, the writer all serve God by dong their work well--by using their gifts to solve problems and improve the world. This idea of improving the world at every level is what God told Adam and Eve to do in the Garden of Eden."
The end result of reading this lively piece of writing will be that you will get a glimpse of the value of any learning derived from "home" and an appreciation for the involvement of all parents, and grandparents, as they complement whatever style of schooling the children may be having.
awesome book Jul 30, 2006
This book has it all. I LOVED IT!!! It has helped me realize the areas in my parenting that I can change to help my kids grow to be great adults. It is easy to read, direct and to the point; not alot of complicated stuff that dulls the brain. It is geared to help the homeschooling parent, but will help anyone who wants to cultivate great kids. It will give you perspective to what is really important when it comes to teaching our children. KUDOS TO ZAN TYLER on a book I will read again and again.
Helpful and Inspiring. May 15, 2006
Tyler's thoughts are consistent, the illustrations are down-to-earth. This book is great for the family that is considering the possibility of homeschooling as well as the family who has homeschooled for years and needs an extra push.