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Teaching Kids to Think

Raising Confident, Independent, and Thoughtful Children in an Age of Instant Gratification

Darlene Sweetland, Ron Stolberg


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Paperback, Vietnamese (3/1/2018)


"This is a book that ALL modern parents need to read."—Bless Their Hearts Mom

A must-read for parents and educators, Teaching Kids to Think offers insight into the social, emotional, and neurological challenges unique to this generation of instant gratification kids.

By identifying the five parent traps that adults fall into to fuel their child's need for instant gratification, this parenting book provides practical tips and easy-to-implement solutions to raise children who are confident, independent, and most importantly, able to think for themselves.

Today's kids can easily:

  • Google the answer to any question at lightning speed
  • Text mom or dad to drop off any homework they've forgotten
  • Find immediate solutions to problems
  • and avoid opportunities to make mistakes and learn from them!

However, this must-have child development resource will give valuable insight and guidance to parents looking to raise kids who can solve problems, flourish independently, and create their own success!

Praise For Teaching Kids to Think: Raising Confident, Independent, and Thoughtful Children in an Age of Instant Gratification

"Teaching Kids to Think is an intelligently written answer to the problem of the IGG - Instant Gratification Generation of children... What I like about the book is that it doesn't talk down to parents or try to use logic to trump the emotional reasons why helicopter parenting is so prevalent. Rather, the authors are quick to point out why parents do the things they do but also gently lead them toward a firmer solution to parenting. More than simply presenting tips and lambasting poor parenting, there is the knowledge of why parents are failing and that is used to show a better way." — Online Eccentric Librarian

"This is a book that ALL modern parents need to read." — Bless Their Hearts Mom

"After reading the book, I can only say that this The book that parents needs in order to help a child succeed in school, business, or everyday socialization... Teaching Kids to Think was both eye-opening and inspiring. " — Rebecca Reads

"Parents will find suggestions for avoiding rescuing their children and encouraging them to be independent... this well-written and easy-to-read book will be a great resource." — A Publication of Christian Schools International

Sourcebooks, 9781492602750, 304pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2015

About the Author

Clinical psychologists and international speakers, Darlene Sweetland and Ron Stolberg have decades of experience working with children and their families as well as consulting with teachers, counselors and administrators. Dr. Sweetland is the co-author of Intellectual Disability and Mental Health: A Training Manual in Dual Diagnosis. Dr. Stolberg has worked as a psychologist on reality TV shows, such as CBS Survivor, and with high profile professional athletes around issues of performance and substance abuse, speaking internationally about these topics. They are married and facing similar challenges of raising children and teens of this generation.