Unlocking Your Child's Genius : How to Discover and Encourage Your Child's Natural Talents - Andrew Fuller

Unlocking Your Child's Genius

How to Discover and Encourage Your Child's Natural Talents

By: Andrew Fuller

Paperback | 1 July 2015

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All children have greater capacity and inner genius than either we or they realize—this book tells how to unlock that potential.

Children are born bright, curious, and inquisitive. All too often in middle childhood, the initial fires of genius that burned so brightly falter, and there is a risk that they will be snuffed out. If this happens, children fear trying new things and worry about making mistakes. The child is left with a stunted version of their abilities and themselves. Fortunately the power of parents to ignite the blaze of brilliance at this time becomes truly inspiring.

You have at your fingertips the best laboratory for unlocking your child’s genius—it’s called the world. By exploring, creating, and playing in it you can expand your child’s mind. By taking time with to delight and wonder and be curious you ignite sparks that will flicker and flourish throughout your child’s life. Never about hothousing children or having them leap years ahead at school, this book is designed to help you to parent intentionally so that your children can flourish and develop their own form of creative imaginative genius.

About the Author

Andrew Fuller works with many communities and schools in Australia and overseas. An Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne, he has acted as the scientific consultant for ABC TV on the science of teenage brains, is the principal consultant for the Australian national drug prevention strategy REDI, an Ambassador for Mind Matters, a Member of the National Coalition Against Bullying, and is the Co-Director of Resilient Youth Australia. He is the author of numerous books, including The Bright Kid Challenge and Life: A Guide.
Industry Reviews
"A marvellous resource for parents to help their children to think, to be curious, to learn to practice, and to enjoy the art of learning. Written with the same spirit of fun but underpinned by some great research, it explores whether your child thinks like a spy, a frequent flier, a fidgeter, a star trekker, a social secretary, an amplifier, or a happy wanderer--and what you can do to enhance their thinking. NO--the answer is not homework, more after school tutoring, or blaming the school. YES--the answer is thinking, talking and listening, and delightfully making mistakes together. The humanness of raising children comes through, and the impact can be most worthwhile. A book to read, dip into, come back to, and change the way you see learning. Andrew Fuller has a winner." --John Hattie, Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia