Developing your child's strengths

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Developing your child's strengths

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I think it’s so important for us when we are working with our children, first of all, to indeed help them to understand their strengths. And the reason that it’s important to help them to understand and know their strengths is that all the research says that you as a person are going to be your best self when you’re operating out of your strengths. When we try to do this thing where we’re saying, “Oh, become well rounded,” what we really are saying is become mediocre. People that are exceptional are people that are sharp. They are people who are operating and leading out of their strengths. And so the way that we help our children to do that is to help them to identify what those strengths are and to know that those are the things that they are going to lead from. They need to make their weaknesses tolerable, but then, they really need to focus in and hone in on those things that they do well.

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Wanda Yeatman

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Wanda Jones-Yeatman is the owner of WJY Consulting, a small firm specializing in providing a variety of consulting, training, facilitation, coaching and program management services to organizations and individuals. Wanda has worked in the field of education and training for over 25 years, with extensive experience in personality type and its application, team-building, communication, success coaching, career development, human relations, conflict management and peacemaking, management training, leadership development, group facilitation, organizational development and multicultural awareness. As a consultant Wanda has served as an internal organizational coach focusing on subjects such as supervisory leadership, teambuilding, communication, conflict resolution and workforce planning. 

Wanda was born in Roanoke, VA and grew up all over the world as part of a military family. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Arizona State University and a M. Ed. from the University of Maryland in Counseling and Personnel Services. Wanda is married, mother of four wonderful children and resides in Maryland.

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