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    Description"What kind of person do I want my child to be?"There are hundreds of books that give parents advice on everything from weaning to toilet training, from discipline to nutrition. But in spite of this overwhelming amount of information, there is very little research-based advice for parents on how to raise their children to be well rounded and achieve their full potential, helping them learn to take on life's challenges, communicate well with others, and remain committed to learning. These are the "essential life skills" that Ellen Galinsky has spent her career pursuing, through her own studies and through decades of talking with more than a hundred of the most outstanding researchers in child development and neuroscience. The good news is that there are simple everyday things that all parents can do to build these skills in their children for today and for the future. They don't cost money, and it's never too late to begin.In Mind in the Making, Ellen Galinsky has grouped this research into seven critical areas that children need most: (1) focus and self control; (2) perspective taking; (3) communicating; (4) making connections; (5) critical thinking; (6) taking on challenges; and (7) self-directed, engaged learning. For each of these skills, Galinsky shows parents what the studies have proven, and she provides numerous concrete things that parents can do--starting today--to strengthen these skills in their children. These aren't the kinds of skills that children just pick up; these skills have to be fostered. They are the skills that give children the ability to focus on their goals so that they can learn more easily and communicate what they've learned. These are the skills that prepare children for the pressures of modern life, skills that they will draw on now and for years to come.Mind in the Making is a truly groundbreaking book, one that teaches parents how to give children the most important tools they will need. Already acclaimed by such thought leaders as T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., David A. Hamburg, M.D., Adele Faber, and Judy Woodruff, Mind in the Making is destined to become a classic in the literature of parenting.


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    Title
    Mind in the Making
    Subtitle
    The Seven Essential Skills Every Child Must Learn--Breakthrough Research Every Parent Should Know
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ellen Galinsky
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061732324
    ISBN 10: 006173232X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: NFXX
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.0
    BIC E4L: PER
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    BIC subject category V2: YX
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: CF
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Libri: I-CF
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27200
    BISAC V2.8: FAM034000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 200
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 09
    DC22: 305.231
    B&T Approval Code: A97242400
    LC classification: HQ781 .G35 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: YX
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperPaperbacks
    Publication date
    01 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Education goes far beyond the subjects we typically teach in school. Life skills like focus and perspective taking are essential to building human potential. Mind in the Making will be a powerful new resource for teachers and families."--Gaston Caperton, President of the College Board