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How to Maximise Your Child’s Learning Potential

When I was growing up, there were a lot of things we didn’t know about the brain and how it functioned. In fact, we knew so little about it that we often did a lot of things that negatively impacted our learning. For instance, pulling all-nighters before an exam was a norm, perhaps even expected ifContinue reading “How to Maximise Your Child’s Learning Potential”

Potential vs Passion

A while back, I wrote an article about teaching our children to live passionately. In it, I made references to “passion” and “potential” where the two appear almost synonymous. Unfortunately, the relationship isn’t quite so straightforward because while you might have the potential to be great at something, it doesn’t necessarily follow that you willContinue reading “Potential vs Passion”

5 Methods to Bring Out the “Potential Ability” of Children

From the Heguru Parents’ Seminar. 1. Enlarge the container (capacity) of the brain. 2. Discover the methods and develop the inborn abilities of children. 3. Build the confidence in children and develop their potential abilities. 4. Develop your child’s emotional intelligence (EQ). 5. Develop their true thinking ability.

Nurture Shock: Chapter 5 – The Search for Intelligent Life in Kindergarten

I must apologise for neglecting this series of blog posts that I promised to write about.  I have been rather distracted by the arrival for Gareth.  Anyway, here we are at Chapter 5 of Nurture Shock which is about the ability to predict a child’s superior intelligence while in kindergarten.  A lot of children areContinue reading “Nurture Shock: Chapter 5 – The Search for Intelligent Life in Kindergarten”

The Power of Tapping into a Child's Potential

This is the reason why I believe it is so important to tap into your child’s potential and discover what it is they love to do… Akiane is a child prodigy in art.  She has been drawing and painting since she was 4.  Even at the age of 4, the drawings she produced are betterContinue reading “The Power of Tapping into a Child's Potential”

Early Childhood Education – Are You Pushing Too Hard?

I stumbled across these Kumon workbooks at MPH bookshop last night.  While shopping at Midvalley Megamall, Gavin insisted on taking his regular stroll through MPH to check out what’s new in the Thomas and Friends section (which, incidentally, was nothing).  As I waited for him to tire of looking at the same old Thomas booksContinue reading “Early Childhood Education – Are You Pushing Too Hard?”