Media Interviews

Joyful Courage: Kids’ extracurricular activities: The impact and answers to pressing questions; September 14, 2016

The Global Presence Public Service Interview; Procrastination: Not Now, Maybe Later; June 25, 2016

The New Family Podcast: A new way of thinking about intelligence for a new world; January 14, 2016

Metro Morning with Matt Galloway; Over-programming, and what it means for children; CBC Radio 1, Toronto, January 6, 2016

The Morning Show; Interview with Andrew Carter, CJAD 800 (Montreal), September 3, 2015

The Matt Townsend Show on BYU radio, Sirius, July 2, 2015

Valley Family Fun; review by Laura Churchill Duke; Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia; September 26, 2014

The Morning Show; Global TV Interview with Leslie Roberts and Liza Fromer; September 19, 2014

Fresh Air; Interview with Mary Ito, CBC Radio; Toronto; August 31, 2014

Canada AM; Interview with Marci Ien, CTV; Toronto; July 29, 2014

University of Toronto News; Interview with Liz Do: ‘Education Experts Reveal Secret of Raising Happy Productive Kids’; July 28, 2014

Barry Morgan Show, Interview with Anne Lagacé Dowson, CJAD 800; Montreal; July 25, 2014.

Breakfast Television, CityTV; Toronto; July 23, 2014

Real Parenting, Interview with Shirley Broback, CFAX1070; Victoria, British Columbia; July 12, 2014

Education News, Interview with Michael Shaughnessy; June 12, 204

Media Interviews

Upcoming Events

Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster are always glad to hear from parents and educators with questions and concerns. Their blogs, public talks, interviews and books are based on hearing from people like you. Here are some of the upcoming events that are open to the public.

Joanne Foster will speak to the Brain Power community on Sunday evening, Oct. 23rd, 2016.

Webinar Series with Joanne Foster: How to Foster Kids’ Productivity and Capabilities

  1. January 12, 2017: Empowering kids to harness creativity through challenge
  2. January 19, 2017: De-escalating power struggles
  3. January 26, 2017: Setting expectations that work
Upcoming Events

A wonderful, insightful, informed, and practical guide for today’s parents. Your children will thank you!

Carol Dweck, PhDProfessor of Psychology, Stanford University, and author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Beyond Intelligence is a must-read book for parents, educators and professionals. Matthews and Foster provide an erudite yet personal and compassionate perspective on how to promote children’s intelligence and help them overcome obstacles in order to be more resilient and successful in life. If you want to help children be smart AND happy, read this book!

Tracy DennisPhD, Professor of Psychology, Hunter College, City University of New York, and parent

If you only have time to read one book on parenting – make this the book …The message is one of hope. The authors provide concrete suggestions to guide parents on their personal journey to provide their children with the best environment and experiences to encourage their talents to flourish, and to live happy and productive lives. Beyond Intelligence is itself a highly intelligent guide to parenting.

Rosemary EvansPrincipal, University of Toronto Schools, and parent

In this insightful and optimistic guide, Matthews and Foster explore the premise that all children have the potential to be creative, self-reliant, and innovative thinkers…Throughout, the authors helpfully redefine familiar terms. Creativity, for example…is expressed through bringing together competence at a given task with novel insights and critical analysis. Parents everywhere will be edified and empowered by this inspiring book.

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