GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine a resource parents could turn to that would provide a personalized roadmap to help their child be successful in key areas like school, relationships, athletics and home life. Now imagine that this resource was created by notable and well-respected childhood development professionals using 30 years of clinical data and personality research in a real-world application. What parent would not benefit from such invaluable insight into what makes their child tick?
With the introduction of Kidtelligent™ (www.Kidtelligent.com), a simple to use and first-of-its-kind online resource, parents now can identify their child's personality and capabilities more easily and then determine the appropriate paths to success in school, in sports and in life. Kidtelligent is ideal for parents who want to stop the discipline battles, end the homework wars, and find the best career, hobby or sports fit for their child.
Developed specifically for children ages 7 to 13 by a team of experts in childhood development, psychology and education, Kidtelligent features a comprehensive online Insights Survey to provide a research-based personality report on a child's preferences, strengths and challenges so that they can more effectively achieve success and navigate life's ups and downs in a way that fits them best. Unlike other available child personality resources, which utilize a one-size-fits-all approach, Kidtelligent uses a tailored approach to first understand the child and then, depending upon what is discovered, apply the approach that best fits that child.
"Every parent wants the best for their child, but many struggle to understand how they can most effectively help their child succeed in all areas of life," said Dr. Roger Jansen, President and co-founder of Kidtelligent. "Kidtelligent was designed to take some of the guess work out of parenting by providing parents with insights into their child's natural preferences and strengths and data-driven advice on how to leverage those strengths, while also providing answers on how to address common challenges all children face. It's all about helping kids thrive."
Dr. Jansen, who received his PhD in Psychology from The University of Illinois at Chicago, has conducted extensive research on children and families to understand what social, biological and personality-based factors influence a child's chances of success and life trajectory.
At the conclusion of the Kidtelligent Insights Survey parents can become Kidtelligent members for only $24.99 a year per child and have access to a wealth of resources to facilitate their child's ongoing growth and development, including:
- Reports, written by experts in personality types and education. These reports will describe: behaviors parents can expect at home; reactions to various educational settings; relationships with friends and family; common interests and activities.
- Personalized advice, which includes: comprehensive tips and resources for addressing everyday challenges; targeted videos, articles and tools; and real-time ideas from parents of children similar to yours.
- A focused plan for working with your child. This includes: understanding your child's unique strengths and development needs; bookmarking relevant tips and resources for you and your child; and viewing your personalized plan to revisit ideas and modify accordingly.
Joining Dr. Jansen on Kidtelligent's executive team are three co-founders: Chief Executive Officer Craig Tiggleman, a graduate of Miami University (Ohio) with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior and founding board member of ThinkWise, a human capital and organizational psychology firm; Chief Operating Officer Jeff Tiggleman, an investor in ThinkWise and graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Chief Technology Officer Shonn Colbrunn, a specialist in organizational development and training who graduated from Hope College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master's in Performance Technology from the University of Michigan; as well as Dr. Jane Kise, an educational consultant and past president of the Association for Psychological Type International.
For more information on Kidtelligent or to take the limited-time-only free Insights Survey, please visit www.Kidtelligent.com.