Encouraging Smart Parenting for Smart Kids

It takes more than school smarts to create a fulfilling life. Many bright children face unique challenges, such as:

  • Some of them are driven by perfectionism.
  • Some of them are afraid of effort because they are used to instant success.
  • Some of them routinely butt heads with authority figures.
  • Some of them struggle to get along with their peers.
  • Some of them are outwardly successful but do not feel good about themselves.

These issues can stem from multiple causes, including a lack of communication or well intentioned, but misguided parenting techniques. Dr. Lowenthal provides the answer in the form of his award-winning book, "Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential".
His book, which was co-written with Eileen Kennedy-Moore, helps parents connect with their children emotionally and provides parenting techniques to help your child reach their fullest potential. The book has won multiple accolades; among them is the Mom’s Choice Gold Award for the best in family-friendly media.

Mark S. Lowenthal, PsyD

Praise for Smart Parenting for Smart Kids

“This book is a literal Godsend. Parents will find great wisdom in its pages.”

—Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“A smart, deeply perceptive and important book.”

—Wendy Mogel, Ph.D., author, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee

“Helps parents see how to encourage their children to develop as whole people with feelings, ideas, and the ability to cope with the occasional disappointment.”

—Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., author, Einstein Never Used Flash Cards

“Smart Parenting for Smart Kids is a fresh parenting book filled with vignettes and strategies for raising smart kids to become healthy, happy and contributing adults. It shines light on the mindset needed to counter the effects on our children of our high-stakes culture and education system.”

—Vicki Abeles, producer and co-director, Race to Nowhere

“This warm and wise book shows parents how to nurture the social and emotional skills that all children need to succeed. It's filled with practical strategies parents can use to help children discover and develop their true potential.”

—Michele Borba, PhD, author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions