Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Show 21: Lessons 5 & 6

Click here to download Show #21

In this show, we talk about the next 2 lessons in maximizing your child's cognitive development: Help children find what excites them ,even if it doesn't excite you and Encouraging Children to take Sensible Intellectual Risks. We want our kids to be excited about something, or anything at all- but often, they can glom onto things we don;t really enjoy, whether it's a sport you were never good at, or an instrument that sets your nerves on edge. Sometimes being a supportive parent means letting kids explore these things, even if they aren't your cup of tea. Lesson Six encourages you to help your child take risks- try new things, experiment, stretch themselves, but at the same time, not setting them up for failure. Kids who are self- confident are much more likely to take risks in the classroom, like answering questions even when they aren't 100% positive of the answer, and become okay with being both right and wrong. This is part of raising resilient children, as advocated by Dr. Robert Brooks- raising children with the ability to bounce back from bad situations and get right back in there to face the next challenge.


Blogger David Noble said...

Hi Whitney

This looks like an excellent resource. I have encouraged some professionals in Scotland to produce an Additional Support Needs podcast.

I will review Show 12 for my Education Podcast Directory. It will feature in my next podcast (Show 27) at http://booruch.libsyn.com.

All the best!

12:52 PM  
Blogger wsh1266 said...

Thanks so much, David! let me know if there's anything in particular you'd like to see us cover, and thank you for the mention! Do you have a promo I can play on my show?

4:39 PM  
Blogger David Noble said...

Show 27 will be out by Friday. A promo for my show is available for download at
If you play the promo through this site it sounds 'chipmunked', but the downloaded mp3 file is fine.

I've subscribed to your work through Netvibes.

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