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The Genius in Every Child: Encouraging Character, Curiosity, and Creativity in Children

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Every parent wants the best for their child and it can be difficult for parents to watch from the sidelines when their child goes off to school. But Rick Ackerly helps parents through this transition with a reassuring book that shows them that while they will always be their child's first teacher and can continue to see themselves as educators, it is critical that "parents ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 21st 2012 by Lyons Press (first published August 10th 2012)
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Katie Hurley
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Education is leading, not directing."

In a success-driven world where parents feel a need to push for passion and results, "The Genius In Every Child" is a breath of fresh air. With forty years of working with children under his belt, Rick Ackerly knows a thing or two about how to help kids thrive.
Ackerly knows that every child has an inner spark, and how parents choose to treat that spark is important. If parents push, the spark transforms into an impossible set of standards and therefore retr
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Andrea Nair
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My copy of THE GENIUS IN EVERY CHILD by Rick Ackerly is covered in circled paragraphs with exclamations marks, has many dog-eared pages and notes written in the margins.

This book is a genius in itself. Helpful to both parents and teachers, the information Ackerly present will equip adults to guide, love and inspire children. THE GENIUS IN EVERY CHILD is full of pockets of wisdom, including his mantras for working with children and a thought-provoking list of “Disciplines A-Z.”

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