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A Strong-willed Child

August 5, 2010, 0 Comments

James Dobson’s book, like many of his books, it is written in Q&A fashion. There are however several chapters which are dedicated to his ideas and what he believed and I thought those are commendable reads, mainly because I respected him for his professionalism, his heart for families and his conviction on the word of God. In one of his chapters in his book, entitled, The New Strong-willed Child, he cited some literature which dispenses “misguided advice on child rearing…” One example was that of John Holt. I quote, ” John Caldwell Holt wrote a terrible text in 1974 entitled…

Einstein Never Used Flash Cards

October 29, 2009, 0 Comments

Einstein Never Used Flash Cards – Roberta Michnick Golinkoff Ph.D. (Author), Kathy Hirsh-Pasek Ph.D. (Author), Diane Eyer Ph.D. (Author) Publishers Weekly “Play is to early childhood as gas is to a car,” say Hirsh-Pasek and Golinkoff, explaining that reciting and memorizing will produce “trained seals” rather than creative thinkers. Creativity and independent thinking, they argue, are true 21st-century skills; IQ and other test scores provide a narrow view of intelligence. The authors walk parents through much of the recent research on the way children learn, debunking such myths as the Mozart effect, and pointing out that much learning unravels naturally,…