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Teaching Kids to Think summary Teaching Kids to Think , series Teaching Kids to Think , book Teaching Kids to Think , pdf Teaching Kids to Think , Teaching Kids to Think 9c443b122b Why Do Kids These Days Expect Everything To Be Given To Them Today S Kids Don T Know How To Read A Map They Can Google The Answer To Any Question At Lightning Speed If A Teen Forgets His Homework, A Quick Call To Mom Or Dad Has It Hand Delivered In Minutes Fueled By The Rapid Pace Of Technology, The Instant Gratification Generation Not Only Expects Immediate Solutions To Problems They Re Dependent Than Ever On Adults Today S Kids Are Being Denied Opportunities To Make Mistakes, And Importantly, To Learn From Them They Are Being Taught Not To ThinkIn Teaching Kids To Think, Dr Darlene Sweetland And Dr Ron Stolberg Offer Insight Into The Social, Emotional, And Neurological Challenges Unique To This Generation They Identify The Five Parent Traps That Cause Adults To Unknowingly Increase Their Children S Need For Instant Gratification, And Offer Practical Tips And Easy To Implement Solutions To Address Topics Relevant To Children Of All AgesA Must Read For Parents And Educators, Teaching Kids To Think Will Help You Understand Where This Sense Of Entitlement Comes From And How To Turn It Around In Order To Raise Children Who Are Confident, Independent, And Thoughtful


10 thoughts on “Teaching Kids to Think

  1. says:

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    Teaching Kids to Think is an intelligently written answer to the problem of the IGG Instant Gratification Generation of children The authors have clearly thought out not only the advice they will give but also the presentation of it it makes the book easy to use but also reference again as kids age Most interesting is a quick questionnaire in the beginning I think many parents will identify with the mistakes they are making as evidenced by the answers.The book breaks down as follows Chapter 1 Parent traps Chapter 2 Missed opportunities when parents rescue their children Chapter 3 Make no mistake about it everyone makes mistakes Chapter 4 Understanding developmental stages Chapter 5 Take advantage of critical periods of brain development Chapter 6 Ivy league or bust are we providing children what they really need to succeed Chapter 7 The phones might be smart but what about us Chapter 8 The trouble with technology video games, social networking, and television Chapter 9 Athletics provides than just fun Chapter 10 Why drugs and alcohol are so appealing Chapter 11 Will you child be ready to launch Chapter 12 Parents have grown accustomed to instant gratification, too Chapter 13 Lessons learned.As can be seen from the list above, quite a few topics are covered The tone is conversational and the information presented very accessible and easy to digest Each chapter contains an introduction to an issue and usually includes real life examples from the authors practices They then discuss the problems in depth At the end of each chapter, the points are summarized at the end with a section called Putting It All Together That section breaks down by The Issue, The Trap, and The AlternativeThe authors identify five traps that affect parents today The rescue trap parents rescue their children from their problems The hurried trap parents meet their children s needs quickly, not requiring them to be patient and wait The pressure trap parents push children forward too fast The giving trap parents give children something without them earning it and The guilt trap parents react impulsively because they feel guilty or unsure These are discussed throughout the book and the consequences of falling into these traps provide the basis for many of the chapters.What I like about the book is that it doesn t talk down to parents or try to use logic to trump the emotional reasons why helicopter parenting is so prevalent Rather, the authors are quick to point out why parents do the things they do but also gently lead them toward a firmer solution to parenting More than simply presenting tips and lambasting poor parenting, there is the knowledge of why parents are failing and that is used to show a better way.There is very good information in here and I especially appreciate the time and care that has gone into the book It is an easy read but also an important one There s no lecturing of parents but the authors are appropriately stern on the importance of not helicoptering our kids into helplessness Reviewed from an advance reader copy provided by the publisher.


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    Review Also Posted on my blog Kids to Think is an interesting read about the current generation of kids who seem to be used to getting everything instantly The book is geared toward parents who want their children to grow up and become confident, independent and thoughtful adults in a time where children are used to relying on their parents and the technology around them The book strives to show parents ways to guide their children to develop the skills to be able to plan, organize, problem solve and make their own decisions.The book is laid out very well and contains an introduction and the following chapters 1 The Parent Traps Do you take the Bait 2 Missed Opportunities When Parents Rescue Their Children3 Make No Mistake About It Everyone Makes Mistakes4 Understanding Developmental Stages5 Take Advantage of the Critical Periods of Brain Development6 Ivy League or Bust Are We Providing Children What They Really Need 7 The Phones Might Be Smart, But What About Us 8 The Trouble With Technology Video Games, Social Networking TV9 Athletics Provide More Thank Just Fun10 Why Drugs And Alcohol Are So Appealing11 Will Your Child Be Ready To Launch 12 Parents Have Grown Accustomed to Instant Gratification, Too13 Lessons LearnedThis book really does cover a multitude of different subjects that sneak into every parents life at some point Sweetland and Stolberg seemed to offer plenty of examples they have seen in their offices in each chapter There are also several several lists included to allow parents to identify if they are exhibiting any undesirable behaviors that could be contributing to the problem Chapters are also ended with a Putting It All Together section that includes an overview of The Issue, The Trap your falling into, and The Alternative which states different ways to handle the issue The last chapter of the book entitled Lessons Learned is a very brief recap of the book and just summarized the ideas of the book.There were plenty of things I liked about this book What I enjoyed the most about this was that it s not preachy at all In fact this book is written by parents who admit in the Introduction that they have fallen into these traps plenty themselves and just want to help other parents avoid them I really enjoyed that the book wasn t only aimed at one age group but instead offered not only examples of different ages but also suggestions for each So many of these traps are easy to fall into and don t seem like a big deal at the time I honestly haven t ever thought about what my son is missing by me helping him, I instead was only thinking of how I was helping This book really opened my eyes to the different ways helping can really hurt in the long run As parents it s important to think of the far reaching implications of our actions I liked the list of things teachers sent in regarding what traits students will need to be successful adults There were several ideas I found in the book that I want to implement in my home such as Fun Friday A day designated to no housework etc so you can play games, plan a sleep over etc so, as a working mom, your child can plan for a specific day instead of maybe later or someday I am also going to try observing a situation my son is in for at least 5 to 10 seconds for jumping in to help With play dates and social situations I m going to help set parameters but let my son take control There were also some things that I ve already put in place so I was glad to see them on the to do side of this book lol There were also a few things that didn t apply to me because they were not meant for children with special needs this book was definitely written with neurotypical kids in mind Really the only thing that I would have liked to have seen was any talk at all about non neurotypical kids More and children are being diagnosed with Autism each year and I feel like this book missed a huge section of the population including my child A wonderful read and I m beyond glad that I got to read it.This ARC was kindly provided to me by NetGalley for my honest review.


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    Teaching kids to think, is a very important skill we need it in this time with this generation how open his eyes with vary fast movement in everything we need to tech our kids to to think in everything, by applying the strategies in this book we can give our kids the initial skill then will use it in future in their life, all what we need as a parents is to think in our thoughts that will effect in all our kids developments, the traps mentioned in this books we can adjust our feeling and thoughts that can destroy our kids developments in each stage of the life.It s really a good book for parents to understand how to learn from our mistakes in the parenting steps.


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    This was a thoroughly done work, in my opinion I absolutely loved it The conversational tone, real life vignettes, and encouraging truths told quite the story As I read the words of the authors, I could not help but think, That s me or That sounds like my children Upon reading, studying through this book, I was educated, convicted and empowered All I know is that I must have the hard copy of this book.


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    This is a must read for parents and educators, but mostly parents The advice is practical, current and brilliant I will be referencing this book time and time again as my children keep growing It s fantastic.


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    Everyone should read this book.Google is great, and cell phones are great, and instant everything is great, so where s the catch Loss of persistence and perseverance.Not wanting to put time into learning something hard Not wanting to fail, and thinking that insta win is the only non failing option.Not learning how to looking for solutions, because there s an app for that.Not learning self reliance, because of never taking the first baby steps in that direction.OK, so Kids These Days tm has a new varient, now what can parents do about it Actually, I recommend this book to teens as well They might recognize their family lives, and think twice.


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    I am a teacher I often deal with situations that are uncomfortable This includes overprotective parents, detached parents, and parents who give the child everything because they are their child However, when parents do this out of love, it can get in the way of a child s growth and education This book is a great way to help find balance According to this book, many parents who over cannot find a balance in their parenting ways, not only cause problems in the classroom, but they can lead to life skills being lost This book spends many chapters going over some of these life skills while providing situations in which failing and learning from mistakes can be a real learning curve What I liked about this book is there were real stories throughout I have read many books and it was full of facts, that I often got lost from the real point Some of the stories in the book I have experienced myself and I was able to learn from the lesson Another plus was some examples provided While not every example is relevant to everyone, by just reading them, we can learn how to make them our own The real learning I received from this book, was an overview of the issues our children face Not every issue is applicable for every parent or educator, but when you can internalize the problems, you can help children overcome them.For me, this served two purposes 1 I was able to reflect on my personal life and examine my teaching 2 I have the knowledge needed to talk to parents in these situations I am very happy to have read this book For me, this is a new addition to my educational library I received this book in exchange for an honest review All opinions are mine and were in no way influenced by outside sources I am a professional blogger at Little Lady Plays


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    This is a useful and thought provoking read for parents, and teachers too.Each chapter contains stories or case studies from the authors years of work in clinical psychology alongside discussion of psychological theories or approaches and specific, practical advice.Issues covered range from the traps of parenting to anxiety about making choices, not taking responsibility for learning etc I found the book reinforced many or my own parenting decisions, while also challenging me to examine what I do in a few cases It also gave me insight into the motivations of some of my pupils, and their parents.Teaching kids to think is written in a straightforward and engaging manner, so is an easy read, but this doesn t mean the advice is simple.I received a free digital copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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    It s really scary how addicted our children have become to their phones, tablets and gaming systems to the point that they really don t know how to think and solve simple dilemmas in their every day lives And, sadly, parents are no better and I m horrified at how often I see people checking their phones while driving NOTHING can ever be that important that it can t wait until you get to work, home, or wherever it is you re driving to I felt better when I realized that I haven t been raising my kids to just live for their phones and other electronic devices I allow my twin boys to play on their Playstation only once a week when I work in the evening, and then only for a couple of hours They are almost twelve, and don t own phones yet My older children are wonderful about not being attached to their phones, and one of my daughters even deleted her Facebook account as she didn t like it Kids need to learn how to figure things out without having to immediately google something for an answer And they need to learn from mistakes and not have us as parents solving problems for them And, parents need to set a better example, too, by not staring at their phones and checking their social media every few minutes Do I sound preachy here I don t mean to, honestly We just need to learn how to set limits and be aware of how much screen time our kids are getting This was a really interesting book and I highly recommend it to parents who are looking for some sound advice about dealing with today s kids in a technology driven world.


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    This book came out shortly before How to Raise an Adult, and makes the same major point ultimately we hamstring our children by not letting them do things for themselves and make their own mistakes I think that this book, which was written by a practicing child psychologist and a practicing family therapist, offers practical advice and less navel gazing than How to Raise an Adult, although I liked that book too Among the practical tips offered here make your children wait for things, starting when they are toddlers instead of telling them what to do when they ask you for the solution to a problem, ask them what they think they should do when they do make a mistake and suffer its consequences, ask them what they could do differently next time The book gives specific examples for implementing these strategies in relation to technology use, sports participation, and schoolwork.


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