Revised and Expanded Empowering Underachievers Now Available

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Empowering Underachievers (New Horizon Press), updated to include additional interventions, guides parents and teachers of kids who lack motivation. It provides specific and proven steps to get them “unstuck.”

Now available in stores and online, Empowering Underachievers: New Strategies to Guide Kids (8-18) to Personal Excellence (New Horizon Press) is the newly released, second edition of the popular book by Peter A. Spevak, Ph.D. and Maryann Karinch. The book guides parents and teachers of kids who lack motivation through specific steps to get them “unstuck.”

The guidance is based on Dr. Spevak’s 22 years of success at the Center for Applied Motivation (http://www.appliedmotivation.com). After helping more than 2000 boys and girls achieve significantly higher levels of performance—and personal satisfaction—he documented his practical and straightforward system in Empowering Underachievers.

Now including 27 tables and illustrations, Empowering Underachievers addresses “Understanding the Problem” in Part I and focuses on “Solving the Problem” in the lengthier Part II. Following step-by-step guidance on intervention strategies that match the four types of underachievers -- distant, passive, dependent, and defiant -- Dr. Spevak provides a program for both maintenance and prevention.

Dr. Spevak is available for interviews. Contact Maryann Karinch, 970-577-8500.

Empowering Underachievers: New Strategies to Guide Kids (8-18) to Personal Excellence (New Horizon Press), 287 pages, $15.95, ISBN 0-88282-282-9

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