Reviews for Preparing Children for Success in School and Life : 20 Ways to Enhance Your Child's Brain Power


Book News Reviews
Noting that parents are a child's first and best educators, Tate, an educational consultant and former classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development director, enumerates 20 ways they can increase children's brain power and prepare them for success in life and school. She explains what parents should be doing from birth on, specific practices, related research in psychology and education, and examples. Strategies include developing a relationship with children, talking to and reading to them, accentuating the positive and deemphasizing the negative, identifying chronic behavior and mood disorders, laughing and having fun, and strengthening the child's visual, kinesthetic, and tactile modes of learning. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Publishers Weekly Reviews 2012 January #2

Tate knows firsthand how difficult it can be to raise children; as a mother, grandmother, educator, and consultant, she has years of experience to back her latest (after Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites), an eye-opening manual for raising productive, responsible children. The themes might seem familiar, but the book is full of relevant and useful information. Based on research, proverbial wisdom ("Tell me, I forget! Show me, I remember!"), and her own life, Tate's book covers topics such as learning environments ("Surround Your Child With a Calming Environment"), the efficacy of positive reinforcement ("Accentuate the Positive"), and various modes of learning. Tate acknowledges that parenting is a full-time job, and encourages parents to be involved in their child's educational life. In the foreword, consultant Eric Jensen calls this a "‘take-action' book," and it really is just that; presented in a workbook format, the book has multiple pages on which parents can jot down notes to questions and ways to improve themselves. The information is organized and immediately applicable, making this a good read and a great resource. (Aug.)

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Publishers Weekly Annex Reviews

Tate knows firsthand how difficult it can be to raise children; as a mother, grandmother, educator, and consultant, she has years of experience to back her latest (after Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites), an eye-opening manual for raising productive, responsible children. The themes might seem familiar, but the book is full of relevant and useful information. Based on research, proverbial wisdom ("Tell me, I forget! Show me, I remember!"), and her own life, Tate's book covers topics such as learning environments ("Surround Your Child With a Calming Environment"), the efficacy of positive reinforcement ("Accentuate the Positive"), and various modes of learning. Tate acknowledges that parenting is a full-time job, and encourages parents to be involved in their child's educational life. In the foreword, consultant Eric Jensen calls this a "‘take-action' book," and it really is just that; presented in a workbook format, the book has multiple pages on which parents can jot down notes to questions and ways to improve themselves. The information is organized and immediately applicable, making this a good read and a great resource. (Aug.)

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