Great Minds and How to Grow Them is a handbook for parents that shows how they can grow the minds of their children and teenagers and guide them to success both at school and in life. The latest neurological and psychological research is proving that most children are capable of reaching high levels of performance that were previously associated only with the gifted and talented.
Brains are malleable and IQ is not fixed yet, without parental engagement in their learning, many children don’t reach the levels of performance that are associated with academic success. Combining new knowledge with extensive research into how we learn, this book proves that by using simple, everyday techniques that are both rooted in research and accessible for parents, children can learn to learn more successfully.
There is room at the top of the class for many more children than we ever thought possible.
An engaging collaboration between a world-class academic and an award-winning journalist, this inspirational book includes chapters on:
This practical guide will be essential reading for parents, teachers and all those interested in helping children and young people to reach their full potential.
1. The education revolution - most children can succeed at school but they need clever parenting based on the best education research
2. No-one is just a number - IQ isn’t capped and you can grow your child’s intelligence.
3. Home to success - the importance of a good home learning environment and how to create one in any home.
4. Think right - help your child think their way to high performance by flexing those learning muscles.
5. Behave yourself - developing human values, attitudes and attributes associated with success at school and in life.
6. Making the most of school as a parent – including parent types and the high performance learner.
7. The three ages of learning – and succeeding in all of them, including practical advice on homework and adolescence.
8. High performance learning on the move - the secrets of outings you can learn from that everyone can enjoy.
9. Parents - the missing link in education which costs children success at school.