Unlocking Your Child's Genius: How to Discover and Encourage Your Child's Natural Talents
All children have greater capacity and inner genius than either we or they realise. This book is about helping you to unlock that potential. It is designed to help you to parent intentionally so that your children can flourish and develop their own form of creative imaginative genius. It is NOT about hothousing children or having them leap years ahead at school. 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.
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."