Another shortcoming in his book is that he has almost no references.
I am sure they will mostly make sense to many people, however it would have been a lot more powerful if he could have cited back up research and studies.
Chances are, you are better aware than this author about what it takes to raise a smart kid.
This is one of the worst parenting books I have ever read. I am not exaggerating to make a point. Truly. I have no idea how this got published.
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I tend to agree with most of the points that Roger Schank makes in his book. Specifically, I completely agree with him that schools tend to turn students into non-creative... Read morePublished on May 11, 2011 by bronx book nerd
Roger Schank clearly thinks of himself as a straight-shooting, tell-it-like-it-is kind of guy. This is not a politically correct book, and I did find it a bit offensive that he... Read morePublished on December 30, 2009 by J. Caritas
I agree with one of the previous reviewers about alternately loving and being thoroughly annoyed by this book. One the one hand, I completely agree with Dr. Read morePublished on October 20, 2007 by CrimsonGirl
Although I enjoyed reading the book and agreed with most of its premises, I was disappointed by the lack of references on the research backing up his recommendations. Read morePublished on February 23, 2007 by Augusto Morais
Schank bravely asserts some concepts that might tick people off, but the book is very well written and insightful. Highly recommended to all parents.Published on January 11, 2005 by yogagirl
Once you get past the self-aggrandizing author and his countless efforts to appear as an "expert" in child rearing and learning, he has some interesting points. Read morePublished on July 10, 2004 by Edward Eckles
while i found the book generally interesting, it was quite apparent the author has a difficult time relating his ideas to the more common amongst us. Read morePublished on September 12, 2002 by jeff macdonald