- File Size: 1703 KB
- Print Length: 32 pages
- Publisher: Hay House Inc. (November 15, 2009)
- Publication Date: November 15, 2009
- Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0052RWCFM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #660,022 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The story is cute and easy for kids to relate to, but I think the ending is a little too similar to the adult version of The Work. The story suddenly changes from a enjoyable story in children's language to a complex exercise in adult language. Turnarounds are a bit abstract for the age of the intended audience. When I explained this idea to my son, he understood it in an academic way. He could figure out the 'correct' answers and 'pass the test' in the back of the book. But he didn't understand it viscerally at all. I don't think a child would or even should use turnarounds on their own. It's too easy (even for some adults) to fall into a self critical, self blaming state of mind which is the exact opposite of what we want to achieve.
So for the age group of the intended audience, I think the first two questions 'Is it true?' and 'Can you absolutely know it's true' are very powerful tools. The third question 'Who would you be without this thought?' is a good discussion topic with parents. Turnarounds should wait until they are a bit older. I think the next time we read it, I'll skip the part about the turnarounds and focus on Tiger's first three questions.
All in all, I'm glad my son has been exposed to the ideas in this book. Questioning our thoughts is one of the most powerful and liberating skills we can ever learn.
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