Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells us About Raising Successful Children (APA Lifetools: Books for the General Public)
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Author(s): Roberta Michnick…,
ISBN-10: 1433822393
ISBN-13: 9781433822391
Published: 2016-05-01
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Pages: 344
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Today’s children will forge careers that look nothing like those their parents and grandparents knew. Even the definitions of “career” and “job” are changing as people create new businesses and services. Although these changes are well underway, our education system in the U.S. lags behind and still subscribes to the idea that content is king. This exclusive focus on content is reflected in what we test, how we teach, and even the toys we offer our children. Employers want to hire excellent communicators, critical thinkers, and innovators-in short, they want brilliant people. So what can we do, as parents, to help our children be brilliant and successful? Golinkoff and Hirsh-Pasek provide a science-based framework for how we should be teaching children in and outside of school. Using fun and engaging examples, the authors introduce the 6Cs-collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence-along with tips to optimize children’s development in each area. These skills will make up the straight-A report card for success in the 21st century. Book jacket.

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