Your Child's Growing Mind Brain Development and Learning from Birth to Adolescence

ISBN-10: 0767916158
ISBN-13: 9780767916158
Edition: 3rd 2004 (Revised)
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List price: $16.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 5/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

The classic guide to understanding childrens mental development is now updated and better than ever! Hailed by parents and educators, Your Childs Growing Mind is a window into the fascinating process of brain development and learning. It looks at the roots of emotion, intelligence, and creativity, translating the most current scientific research into practical suggestions for parents and teachers. Dr. Healy also addresses academic learning, offering countless suggestions for how parents can help without pushing. She explains the building blocks of reading, writing, spelling, and mathematics and shows how to help youngsters of all ages develop motivation, attention, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Using the science of childhood development, she also examines todays hot issues, including learning disabilities, ADHD, influences of electronic media, and the hazards of forced early learning. From infancy to adolescence, this is the perfect guide to helping and enjoying a youngsters mental, personal, and academic growth.

JANE M. HEALY, Ph.D.,is an educational psychologist and teacher who has worked with students from preschool through graduate school. She consults and lectures worldwide, helping teachers and parents understand the educational implications of current brain research. She has appeared on national media such as theTodayshow,Nightline, Good Morning America,CNN, and NPR. A mother and grandmother, she currently lives in Vail, Colorado.

Jane M. Healy, Ph.D. is a teacher and educational psychologist who has worked with young people of all ages, from pre-school to graduate school. She has been a classroom teacher, reading and learning specialist, school administrator, and clinician. She is currently a lecturer and consultant, and the author of three books about how children do (and don't) learn, Your Child's Growing Mind, Endangered Minds, and Failure to Connect. She and her work have been featured in national media such as CNN and NPR. She has twice been named "Educator of the Year" by Delta Kappa Gamma, the professional honor society of women educators.nbsp; Jane and her husband claim they have learned most of what they know from raising three sons and enjoying six grandchildren.

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