Dr Sam Goldstein On The 5 Things Parents Can Do To Help Their Children Thrive and Excel In School

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine
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17 min readNov 29, 2021


Consider Your Mindset: We possess assumptions about ourselves, but whether we realize it or not, we are constantly making assumptions about the behavior of our children as well. These assumptions, even if unstated, have a significant impact in determining the quality of our relationships with children and the positive or negative climate that is created in home, school, therapeutic, and other environments.

School is really not easy these days. Many students have been out of school for a long time because of the pandemic, and the continued disruptions and anxieties are still breaking the flow of normal learning. What can parents do to help their children thrive and excel in school, particularly during these challenging and anxiety-provoking times?

To address this, we started a new series called ‘5 Things Parents Can Do To Help Their Children Thrive and Excel In School.” In this interview series, we are talking to teachers, principals, education experts, and successful parents to learn from their insights and experience.

As a part of this interview series, I had the pleasure to interview Dr. Sam Goldstein.

Sam Goldstein obtained his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Utah and is licensed as Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist in the State of Utah. He is also Board Certified as Pediatric Neuropsychologist and listed in the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy.

He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, the University of Utah School of Medicine. He has authored, edited, co-edited, or co-authored over fifty clinical and trade publications, three dozen chapters, nearly three dozen peer-reviewed scientific articles, and eight psychological and neuropsychological tests. Since 1980, he has served as Clinical Director of The