Raising Thinkers: Preparing Your Child For The Journey Of Life

Raising Thinkers: Preparing Your Child For The Journey Of Life

by Tremaine du Preez


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Raising Thinkers: Preparing Your Child For The Journey Of Life by Tremaine du Preez

Upgrading the future, one decision at a time. It’s no secret that we are preparing our dimpled darlings for a journey to a future filled with careers and opportunities that don’t yet exist. How are we supposed to prepare our greatest and most precious investment, our children, for these unknowable pursuits of the future? By focusing on the journey, not the final destination, because their journey will create their destination. Raising Thinkers begins with an exploration of the possible futures that our children will inhabit as adults. It examines the skills that they will need most in these settings and what can reasonably be expected from the current school systems across the East and West. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, it covers the mechanics of high – level, critical and creative thinking as well as how to coach emotional, social, and fluid intelligence in your growing thinker through a curiosity-based approach. For parents scoping the journey of a lifetime, Raising Thinkers is an invaluable guide to helping your children make the best possible decisions that they can, because today’s decisions will create their future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789814771009
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd
Publication date: 10/13/2017
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Tremaine du Preez is a behavioural economist, author and executive coach. Before moving to London, she spent 12 years in Asia coaching and lecturing on leadership, decision science and critical thinking in MNCs and government agencies, and on MBA and undergraduate programmes. She is a doctoral researcher and faculty member of Duke University's Corporate Education Division.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Operation Parenthood 8


Going Where No Parent Has Gone Before 11

Chapter 1

1.1 Scoping the Journey of a Lifetime 17

Chapter 2

2.1 A Graduate-Rich, Skills-Poor Future? 25

2.2 Corporate Future Proofing 35

2.3 The CV is Dead, Long Live Al 43

Chapter 3

3.1 Schools in the Land of Pisa 51

3.2 Comparing Apples and Pears 67

Part 2 Raising Thinkers 72

Chapter 4

4.1 The Parent Coach 75

4.2 A Coaching Tool for Better Decision Making 83

4.3 Listening to Ignite Thinking 89

Chapter 5

5.1 Brain Building Basics 95

5.2 Basic Brain-Building Exercises for Infants and Toddlers 103

Interlude 111

Chapter 6

6.1 The Secrets of Raw Intelligence 115

6.2 Putting Memory to Work 123

6.3 Working Memory Bootcamp 127

Part 3 Success Skills For The Journey Of Life 136

Chapter 7

7.1 Thinking About Thinking 139

7.2 Adolescence and Groupthink 153

7.3 Thinking Agility 161

7.4 The Seven Habits of Good Decision Makers 169

7.5 Socratic Thinking 187

7.6 The Terrorism Talk 193

Chapter 8

8.1 Emotional Intelligence in the Human Age 199

8.2 The Gift of Toddler Tantrums 213

8.3 Manage Your Emotions or They Will Manage You 219

8.4 Theory of Mind 225

Chapter 9

9.1 Can Innovation Be Taught? 237

9.2 How to Fail Well 243

9.3 How to Be an Inventor 257

Over To You 267

About the Author 272

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