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With Dona Matthews, PhD and Joanne Foster, EdD – Authors of “Beyond Intelligence: Secrets for Raising Happily Productive Kids” (Anansi Press, 2014)

October 28, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Cosponsored by the UJA Federation’s Julia and Henry Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education

In this presentation, Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster reveal seven key secrets to help parents support and encourage their children’s and teens’ optimal development. The authors discuss how to be attuned to a child’s personality and changing needs; provide multi-sensory stimulation and learning opportunities; foster intelligence; nurture creativity; strive for balance, cultivate a growth mindset; and respond to what’s central to the child’s well-being. Dona and Joanne pay close attention to the implications for busy parents, and provide lots of practical take-home strategies.

To be followed by coffee, cookies, and time to schmooze with the authors. For more information about their work go to

Autographed books will be available for purchase that evening, with a portion of the proceeds going to Holy Blossom Temple and UJA.

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