Table of contents for The pressured child : helping your child find success in school and life / Michael Thompson, with Teresa H. Barker.


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Acknowledgments  ..................................... . vii

Introduction ...............  .......................... xi

1. If You Believe What Children Say ........................ 1

2. A Place of Truth: A Day in the (School) Life
    of Helena ............................................21

3. Children in Charge: The Miracle of Development ........... 48

4. Finding Success: Passion, Politics, and
    Perseverance .....................................79

5. Devastation and Renaissance: Journeys Defined
    by Struggle ...............  ........................ 103

6. Hell, No!: Journeys Defined by Defiance and
    Despair ...................................... 144

7. Transitions and Turnarounds ......................... 173

8. "If Only They Could Remember".  ...................... 191

9. College Craziness: Reclaiming Senior Year ............... 211

10. Best Wisdom ....................................... 230

Epilogue ...............   ...........................251

Bibliography ...............  ......................... 255





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Education Parent participation, Academic achievement