This book changed my perspective on my children's behavior. It is enlightening, challenging, and renewing at the same time. After reading this book, I understood why my children did things such spin in circles, read while hanging upside down from the couch, and drum their fingers incessantly. Whenever we reach a new maturity stage, I pull this book back out to find out what I should expect and how I can encourage my child's developmental processes (while also staying sane).
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.