Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Cool Stuff Your Parents Never Told You About Parenting

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Book Review - Cool Stuff Your Parents Never Told You About Parenting

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About the Book
Cool Stuff Your Parents Never Told You About Parenting is written by an early childhood education expert who is a mother, a kindergarten teacher trainer, an early childhood educator and a kindergarten curriculum developer. It provides parents with in-depth understanding on how and why children learn, think and behave so differently form us, so that parents can help their children develop the necessary skills required for meeting the demands of the 21st century. This book has a unique combination of research findings, underlying principles, step-by-step guide and practical suggestions to some contemporary issues such as how parents can enhance their children's intelligence from infancy, selecting good quality early childhood education programs, promoting creativity and character development and dealing with over exposure to the screen culture. Specifically designed for parents, teachers, childcare workers, nannies, grandparents, parents-to-be and all those who are passionate about young children aged from zero to eight years, this book will help them understand the true nature of young children and work with them effectively.

About the Author
Foong Kwin (MEd) is an early childhood education expert who has spent the past 14 years teaching and learning about early childhood education in four different countries. She is an enthusiastic advocate for play and child-centered curriculum as a means for the holistic development of children and is passionate about sharing her knowledge, expertise and experience to help others develop good parenting skills needed to bring out the best in children.

My Take on the Book
This was a great book filled with practical tips and ideas that any parent will appreciate. You can tell that the author is trying to provide these to pull skids and parents together to develop healthy, strong relationships, which is always an important step. I found myself even going back to read some of the sections for a second time after finishing the book. All-in-all this is a great book for any parent to read!

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