How To Give Your Baby Encyclopedic Knowledge: More Gentle Revolution by Glenn Doman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Again, parts are repetitive if you've read his other books...but love this. My intention is NOT to make my child a genius or smart to the levels that he is talking about...rather, to help my kids to continue to love learning throughout their lives. That's all. So, I don't/won't go as hardcore as he talks about (don't have time for that anyway), but I love the small results I've seen so far. I haven't started this program completely, but have made minor adjustments in how I teach Callie certain facts..."What's that?" Instead of saying "bird," I tell her it's a "robin." Three days later, she remembers and points out that there are robins outside...not crows. For me, and it seems for her, that's fun.
Throughout his books, sure there are things he says with which I don't agree 100%, but one thing that has really struck a cord with me is his idea of being a professional mom. I have a renewed sense of purpose and delight in my current (and life long) job as a mother. It has been empowering to have a sense of all I can do for my kids other than just raise them -- though I feel that is noble in and of itself.
These aren't books for everyone perhaps, though I do believe every parent can benefit from the knowledge in these books, but I read these at a perfect time for some things I've been feeling and going through with Sammy and Callie right now.
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