The Self-Motivated Kid

The Self-Motivated Kid

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Winner of the 2015 USA Book News International Book Award for Parenting and Family In this inspiring book, Dr. Shimi Kang, a Harvard-trained child and adult psychiatrist and an expert in human motivation, provides a guide to the art and science of encouraging children to develop their own internal drive and a lifelong love of learning. Drawing on the latest neuroscience and behavioral research, Dr. Kang shows why pushy, hovering qtiger parentsq and permissive qjellyfish parentsq actually hinder self-motivation. She proposes a powerful new parenting model: the intelligent, joyful, highly social dolphin. Dolphin parents focus on maintaining balance in their children's lives to compassionately yet authoritatively guide them toward lasting health, happiness, and success. The mother of three children and the daughter of immigrant parents who struggled to give their children the qbestq in lifea€”Dr. Kang's mother could not read, her father taught her math while they drove around in his taxicab, and she was never enrolled in a single extracurricular activitya€”Dr. Kang argues that often the simplest qbenefitsq parents give their children are the most valuable. Combining irrefutable science with unforgettable real-life stories, The Self-Motivated Kid walks readers through Dr. Kang's four-part method for cultivating self-motivation. She argues that by trusting our deepest intuition about what is best for our kids, we will allow them to develop key traitsa€”adaptability, community-mindedness, creativity, and critical thinkinga€”to empower them to succeed and thrive in our increasingly competitive and complex world. From the Trade Paperback edition.Santa Barbara, CA: Center for Evolutionary Psychology, University of California, 1997, ... Empowered to Connect, accessed January 15, 2014, D. Elkind, a€œCan We Play?a€ Greater Good, March 1, 2008, http://greatergood.berkeley .edu/article/item/can_we_play. Ibid. Ibid. B. Azar, a€œIta#39;s More ... New York: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2005. R. M. Ryan ... /news/show.php?id=3639. Ryan et al.

Title:The Self-Motivated Kid
Author: Shimi Kang
Publisher:Penguin - 2015-08-18

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