Mind in the Making

Mind in the Making

The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs

Book - 2010
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The President of the Families and Work Institute writes a book of groundbreaking advice based on the latest research on child development, which draws from the work of over 100 scientists. By the author of The Six Stages of Parenthood. Original. 35,000 first printing.


“Ellen Galinsky—already the go-to person on interaction between families and the workplace—draws on fresh research to explain what we ought to be teaching our children. This is must-reading for everyone who cares about America’s fate in the 21st century.”
— Judy Woodruff, Senior Correspondent for The PBS NewsHour

 Families and Work Institute President Ellen Galinsky (Ask the Children, The Six Stages of Parenthood) presents a book of groundbreaking advice based on the latest research on child development.

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Provides activities parents can use with children to strengthen life skills including focus and self control, perspective taking, communicating, and making connections.

Publisher: New York : HarperStudio, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061732324
Branch Call Number: 305.231 GAL
Characteristics: 382 p. ; 24cm


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Jan 24, 2016

First chapter really really useful with helpful tips on growing your children's focus.

SCL_Preschool Dec 29, 2011

Anecdotes, tips, suggestions and readable research make this parenting book highly accessible. The "seven essential life skills every child needs" presented in this book are focus and self control, perspective taking, communicating, making connections, critical thinking, taking on challenges, and self-directed, engaged learning.

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