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The classic guide to understanding children?s mental development is now updated and better than ever!
Hailed by parents and educators, Your Child?s Growing Mind is a window into the fascinating process of brain development and learning. It looks at the roots of emotion, intelligence, and creativity, translating the most current scientific research into practical suggestions for parents and teachers.
Dr. Healy also addresses academic learning, offering countless suggestions for how parents can help without pushing. She explains the building blocks of reading, writing, spelling, and mathematics and shows how to help youngsters of all ages develop motivation, attention, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Using the science of childhood development, she also examines today?s hot issues, including learning disabilities, ADHD, influences of electronic media, and the hazards of forced early learning. From infancy to adolescence, this is the perfect guide to helping and enjoying a youngster?s mental, personal, and academic growth.
Mike Samuel recommended Your Child's Growing Mind to me, and while it was a good read, it's written in a verbose fashion, full of useless anecdotes that don't reflect research... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Piaw Na
This book should be required reading for teachers and parents. As a teacher, I will alter part of my instruction based on the ideas here.Published 4 months ago by A
Fantastic book that was recommended by my mother, who is an educational psychologist. Dr. Jane Healy was her inspiration. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lindsey
I really enjoyed reading this book for a couple of reasons:
1. The author is a proponent of teaching children at their own paces. Read more
Maybe it's just that I already agreed with the author's philosophy from the outset, but it seems to me she offers the best sort of down to earth, well reasoned advice out there. Read morePublished 9 months ago by rushinlurner
I've only reached the pre-teen chapter, but so far I'm impressed with this book, for all the reasons that other reviewers have noted. Read morePublished 11 months ago by R. Schneider
After checking and rechecking out this book from my local library 6 times, I said to myself, "just get it already! Read morePublished 16 months ago by Denise
This book is OK but seems dated, somehow. Perhaps more research orientation would help. Still reading the last chapters but find it is well organized.Published 19 months ago by BD