Empowering Underachievers: New Semester, New Hope for Smart Kids Trailing in School

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Empowering Underachievers: New Strategies to Guide Kids (8-18) to Personal Excellence (New Horizon Press) -- now available in an expanded and updated edition -- documents the process that thousands of parents have used to get their kids out of a failure rut.

Empowering Underachievers: New Strategies to Guide Kids (8-18) to Personal Excellence (New Horizon Press) -- now available in an expanded and updated edition -- documents the process that thousands of parents have used to get their kids out of a failure rut. The popular book by Peter A. Spevak, Ph.D. and Maryann Karinch guides parents and teachers of kids who lack motivation through specific steps to get them "unstuck."

The guidance is based on Dr. Spevak's 23 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 approach 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 system for resolution, maintenance and prevention.

Dr. Spevak is available for interviews.

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

http://www.appliedmotivation.com

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