Magazine article Work & Family Life

New Ways of Doing Everyday Things with Kids

Magazine article Work & Family Life

New Ways of Doing Everyday Things with Kids

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New ways of doing everyday things with kids

In her groundbreaking book, Mind in the Making Ellen Galinsky explores the amazing new research about how the brain develops and explains what that means for us in terms of how we teach and raise our children.

As always, Galinsky's work is fresh, meticulous, accessi and mustreading for parents, teachers an anyone who cares about kids. See front page feature.

Galinsky is president of the Families and Work Institute, executive editor of the Work & Family Life newsletter and a leading authority on child development and work and family issues. She has worked with top researchers in early learning, reports what they have learned and takes their findings a step further.

Galinsky identifies seven life skills that will help children reach their potential in school, in the workforce and in life:

(1) Focus and self control

(2) Perspective taking

(3) Communicating

(4) Making connections

(5) Critical thinking

(6) Taking on challenges

(7) Self-directed, engaged learning

Every chapter is full of tips and suggestions for how parents can encourage and develop each of these skills. …

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