* I was sent this book to read and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
I want both of my boys to be happy and successful, but right now I am probably more focused on successfully potty-training my toddler more than anything else! I still wonder what they will be like as adults and what I can do to help raise them to be good human beings, be happy and successful.
I just started reading this book and it’s been interesting so far. If you pick it up, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
What makes a child succeed…or wander into an unfulfilled adulthood? New research indicates that the seeds for adult success are often planted in the toddler years, ages 2-5.
Tovah Klein, PhD, is a child psychologist, the director of the Barnard Center for Toddler Development, and former advisor onSesame Street. A graduate of University of Michigan and Duke University, Klein’s passion for early education spans nearly twenty years.
HOW TODDLERS THRIVE: What Parents Can Do Today for Children Ages 2-5 to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success(Touchstone Hardcover / Simon & Schuster; $25.00; February 18, 2014; ISBN: 978-1476-7351-39) by Dr. Tovah Klein with a foreword by Sarah Jessica Parker, explains what parents should be focusing on teaching their toddlers—hint: it’s not necessarily learning letters, drilling numbers, or instilling strict discipline. Sure, these skills help kids pass standardized tests, but they are not what will help them flourish in the long-term. Dr. Klein’s research and firsthand work with thousands of toddlers explains the REAL skills that kids 2-5 should be learning before they get to school. Here is a link to catalog with more information about the book: https://catalog.simonandschuster.com/TitleDetails/TitleDetails.aspx?cid=2741&isbn=9781476735139.
“There are a lot of parenting books out there, but this one is unique…Dr. Klein’s firsthand experiences with young children provides parents an understanding of child development within the context of family dynamics. She doesn’t judge parents, instead she empowers them with knowledge about the whys behind their children’s behaviors.”–Rosemarie T. Truglio, Ph.D., director of content, Sesame Workshop