Endangered Minds: Why Children Don't Think And What We Can Do About It
In this landmark, bestselling assessment tracing the roots of America's escalating crisis in education, Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., examines how television, video games, and other components of popular culture compromise our children's ability to concentrate and to absorb and analyze inf...more
-TV is making our kids dumber (yes, including sesame street and pbs)
-ADHD is sweeping the nation because of the way we overindulge in TV, Video Games, consumer stuff, computers, and massive amounts of unhealthy food
-Reading is good, it WILL make kids smarter and not just with more facts, but with reasoning and life skills which go well beyond intellectualism.
-Real conversations are lacking from parents to children. These conversations are what w ...more
The first half of the book discusses the brain and how it grows and learns in children. I loved all of this information! It is amazing to me how intricate our brains our and how malleable and impressionable a child's brain is.
The rest of the book takes a detailed look at how media (television and video games in particular) are changing ...more
I think the author's goal was to show that kids are watching too much tv and playing too many video games, but the thing I kept getting from it (even t ...more
The ideas Healy presents in her book, althoug ...more
"How growing brains are physically shaped by experience."
"Why television programs - even supposedly educational shows like Sesame Street - develop 'habits of mind' that place children at a disadvantage in school."
"Why increasing numbers of children are diagnosed with attention deficit disorder."
"How parents and teachers can make a critical difference by making children good learners f ...more
I've got to think more about what really bothers me about her suggestions for the future of schooling, but there is something there that really bothers me down deep. I got sidetracked by this and have s ...more
Endangered Minds was recommended to me by a noted music psychologist, teachers, and researcher Dr.John Feierabend and I thank him. We've made changes already in our parenting and home environment. I am also looking at ...more