Teaching Kids to Think: Raising Confident, Independent, and Thoughtful Children in an Age of Instant Gratification
Why Do Kids These Days Expect Everything to be Given to Them?
Today's kids don't know how to read a map. They can Google the answer to any question at lightning speed. If a teen forgets his homework, a quick call to mom or dad has it hand-delivered in minutes. Fueled by the rapid pace of technology, the Instant Gratification Generation not only expects immediate solutio...more
More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/Teaching Kids to Think is an intelligently written answer to the problem of the IGG - Instant Gratification Generation of children. The authors have clearly thought out not only the advice they will give but also the presentation of it; it makes the book easy to use but also reference again as kids age. Most interesting is a quick questionnaire in the beginning; I think many parents will identify with the mistakes the ...more
Teaching Kids to Think is an interesting read about the current generation of kids who seem to be used to getting everything instantly. The book is geared toward parents who want their children to grow up and become confident, independent and thoughtful adults in a time where children are used to relying on their parents and the technology around them. The book strives to show parents ways to guide their children to develop the s ...more
Google is great, and cell phones are great, and instant everything is great, so where's the catch?
Loss of persistence and perseverance.
Not wanting to put time into learning something hard.
Not wanting to fail, and thinking that insta-win is the only non-failing option.
Not learning how to looking for solutions, because there's an app for that.
Not learning self-reliance, because of never taking the first baby-steps in that direction.
OK, so Kids These Days [tm] has a ...more
Helpful, actual and educational.
I liked the book, it covers a very interesting subject, namely the phenomenon of instant gratification affecting nowadays generation.
The authors present a numbers of traps that we, as parents, use to fall in: rescue trap, hurry trap, pression trap, giving trap and guilt trap.
Each trap is well described with plenty of examples and possible solutions. At the end of every chapter there is a list of questions to ask yourself in order to identify if you are a ...more
According to this book, many parents who over cannot find a balance in their parenting ways, not only cause problems in the classroom, but they can lead to ...more
There is some good information in this book. It can basically be summed up with “step away and let your kids do things on their own.” There you go, I saved you 270 pages. Unfortunately a large portion of this book comes across as a baby boomer complaining about millennials, complete with complaints about participation trophies an ...more
Each chapter contains stories or case studies from the authors' years of work in clinical psychology alongside discussion of psychological theories or approaches and specific, practical advice.
Issues covered range from the traps of parenting to anxiety about making choices, not taking responsibility for learning etc. I found the book reinforced many or my own parenting decisions, while also challenging me to examine what I ...more
Every chapter ends with three paragraphs of
The Issue, The Trap & The Alternative.
This gives a very clear summary / picture. You will surely find yourself somewhere in the book and it will push you to think aback.
Only one thing which I felt due to which I reduc ...more
This book is really about raising children who correctly judge risk and how you deal with that risk. It's a book that talks about respect and resilience a deal (sometimes in oblique terms) and moves along at a reasonable pace through the various stages of childhood.
You can see the authors and the social situations are American and so I wonder if this book would appeal to say Singaporean or Chinese parent ...more
Anyway, the idea is to let your child make mistakes early so the learn to avoid consequences when those c ...more
Breathe. Allow more time for experience and mistakes. Breathe. And repeat again.
Good thing I have a whole whack of mindfulness books on my must read list. ;)
Good book. Helpful ideas. Lot of good tips. I really appreciated the stories at the beginning of each chapter. I also like that it gives the adults Grace to make mistakes.