By Lucy Jo Palladino
Does your imaginitive, computer-proficient daughter track out within the school room? Does your lively son turn into headstrong and competitive while confronted with the best judgements? Does your daring, lively baby have difficulty concentrating on uncomplicated tasks?Millions of children--one in five--have what psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D., calls the Edison trait: amazing intelligence, an lively mind's eye, a free-spirited lifestyle, and the facility to force each person round them loopy. Named after Thomas Edison--who flunked out of college in simple terms to harness his abilities and provides the realm a few of its most interesting inventions--the Edison trait is at the upward push in our more youthful new release. the guts of the problem is they imagine divergently--they overflow with many ideas--while faculties, prepared actions, and workouts of day-by-day residing gift convergent pondering, which specializes in one suggestion at a time. Drawing on examples from greater than 20 years of non-public perform, Dr. Palladino is helping us deal with this hard element of our kid's mind and character, explaining in transparent terms:- the 3 Edison-trait character forms: dreamers, discoverers, and dynamos- The 8 steps to realizing, attaining, and instructing your Edison-trait baby- the relationship among the Edison trait and A.D.D.
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Others won’t fit at all. To see how closely your child’s patterns match the profile of children with this trait, take a moment and think about him since his earliest days. Then ask yourself these questions: If your child is a Dreamer Does he get absorbed or intensely involved in his own ideas much of the time? Is he prone to saying things out of the blue? Does he procrastinate to an extreme? Are his interests and activities eclectic? Does he start at least three projects for every one he finishes?
What do Kate, Brian, and Mark have in common? These children are intensely divergent thinkers. Their minds create sparks that ignite wildfires of thought. One single thought lights up many more. This causes them to be creative, innovative, and stimulating. At the same time, it makes it harder for them to think convergently. Convergent thinking is focus on a single flame, concentration on a solitary thought. It means resisting the impulse to burn or flare with irrelevant ideas and perceptions. Kate, Brian, and Mark are representative of a growing number of children today.
You wonder, why don’t these efforts produce better results? Many methods have validity and the best ones will be discussed in this book. However, stand-alone methods are cut flowers that die in their vase. Successful methods are the blooming flowers of a living plant, the natural outgrowth of understanding how your child thinks and feels, and connecting with him and his abilities, strengths, and motivations. This vital process is what Dreamers, Discoverers, and Dynamos is all about: how to see and experience the world from your child’s point of view.