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The Effort Myth: How to Give Your Child the Three Gifts of Motivation by [Sherri Fisher]

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What can you do when your child has lost motivation? The Effort Myth is the guided journey that you need to get and stay on track. Sherri Fisher's practical approach is both easy to understand and implement for parents trying to do what is best for their child to thrive beyond schoolwork to lifetime learning. Through humorous and poignant stories, Fisher's practical parenting and learning strategies help you to see your struggling child and yourself in liberating, positive, and constructive ways. I will find myself revisiting this work to provide support academically and socially while we, as parents, create a foundation for our lifelong learners.

Ari Abramson

Vice-President, Acquisitions

Continental Realty Corporation

Former student, current (parent) client, and lifelong learner

In The Effort Myth, Sherri begins at the heart of it all - the parent-child relationship. With clarity, empathy, and humor, she shares concrete coaching strategies and questions that will transform how parents communicate with their children. It is from within this fortified parent-child partnership that any parents can give their children the gifts of competence, choices, and self-direction.

Lauren Killeen, PhD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Parent

Social Emotional Educational & Developmental Services (SEEDS)

The Effort Myth is Sherri Fisher's best book yet. Sherri shows us that education is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor and that each child can learn how to learn. I wish that The Effort Myth was available when I was growing up and later when raising my own children. I highly recommend this for parents, teachers, and adults who themselves were challenged learners. Using well-founded research and years of experience as a coach and educator, Sherri's approach is personal, engaging, and accessible. I even walked away with some powerful learning about myself!

Sandy Lewis, PCC

President, Positive Shift Coaching

The world of education and learning seems a lot more complicated than it was when today's parents were students. In this book, Sherri Fisher busts the "effort myth" - that admonishing kids to "just try harder" is the answer when they are struggling in school. If that sounds like your child, you want Fisher on your team. This book is the next best thing.

Jenny Lisk

Author of Future Widow and host of The Widowed Parent Podcast

The Effort Myth is chock full of great student-empowerment tools for parents and educators alike! I'm even going to encourage my own two college-age children to read it. The useful tips and insights can help them strengthen their own learning journeys!

Kathy Snyder

High School Teacher, Retired

Coordinator of the Midland Area Wellbeing Coalition

The Effort Myth is like finding a best friend to help you through the troubled waters and challenges of parenting kids who struggle in school. It's full of helpful insights and wisdom told in story form. If I had but one wish for all my fellow parents and friends it would be to share this book. Sherri Fisher is a gift to us all.

Kevin Rea, Founder,

Rea Company Homes

Builder of The Year, Custom Builder Magazine

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09L1N62N5
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Positive Edge Press (3 November 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2574 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 265 pages
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Sherri Fisher is an author, coach, consultant, and speaker who has dedicated decades to challenging the Effort Myth, both in education settings and private practice. Sherri has learned that it is not how hard someone tries that leads to their success; it's how they try hard that matters most.

As a learning specialist and executive coach for students and their parents, Sherri individualizes research-based tools that build skilled resilience, motivation, and self-direction. These are the foundations of true success. As a schools consultant, Sherri has guided educators and administrators to nurture the flexibility, strengths, and relationships that help improve academic and life outcomes.

Sherri is the Director of Learn & Flourish, an education coaching and consulting firm with clients on five continents. She earned her Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied with the founders of the field and discovered life-long friends and colleagues.

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