Age Range: 2 to 18
Unlocking Your Child's Genius: How to discover and encourage your child's natural talents$27.99, Paperback
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Leading clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller says that children are born bright and curious – with a greater capacity and inner genius than we realise. Every child has an innate sense of inquisitiveness, creativity and lateral thinking that form the basis of genius.
In this book Andrew Fuller shows that by encouraging their child’s own natural curiosity, parents can help develop the skills and experiences that allow genius to emerge. He encourages parents to recognise the qualities in their child that predict genius – creativity, motivation, determination, imagination and the willingness to keep going despite making mistakes. In this way parents can be their child’s most important teacher.
Not only does Unlocking Your Child’s Genius explore ways in which parents can support their children in unleashing their talents, it helps parents discover their own genius and be great role models for their children. ‘It’s very important that parents play more,’ says Andrew, noting that a willingness to play and experiment is fundamental to developing creativity.
He examines the skills parents, grandparents and other carers need to foster lateral thinking, as well as the environment and conditions essential for launching a child on a lifelong journey of exploration. Developing a good memory is important, as is the ability to breakdown the process of learning a new skill, eat the right food and get enough sleep, as well as developing a resilient character, and sturdy morals and values. Andrew also outlines steps for children to expand their concentration skills, develop good learning habits, make hard decisions and encourage persistence
Covering the age range of 2 to 18, Andrew Fuller draws upon the latest research and his own extensive work with thousands of children in private practice to show parents how to help their child build these essential foundation skills.