Nurturing Children’s Brains Creates Savvy Thinkers

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Educator Dr. Alison Willis Ph.D. gives parents tools to prepare their children for the future in new book.

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My observation of a high level of parental anxiety that exists concerning children’s learning and the development of intelligence were a driving force for writing this book.

In a new book, Alison Willis, Ph.D., brings simplicity to the complex ways children learn to make parents more effective teachers.

Focusing on intelligence, learning and creativity, Alison Willis created her book with the intention of helping parents nurture creative thinking and problem solving in their children. Since learning is a quality Willis says we develop every day throughout our entire lives, parents want to feel confident they are giving their children all the tools necessary to learn on their own as they grow older.

“Nurturing Intelligence” is “academia turned coffee table.” Designed to be a quick read for busy parents, Willis crafted a book to help reduce anxiety parents often feel about their children’s education and intellectual growth. Powered by years of academic research and practical experience, “Nurturing Intelligence” won’t just teach parents how to equip our children for the future; it will calm parent’s fears as well.

“My observation of a high level of parental anxiety that exists concerning children’s learning and the development of intelligence were a driving force for writing this book. My professional background and research tells me that this [anxiety] is not only unnecessary, but could potentially be counter productive in the development of intelligence in children,” said Willis.

“I felt I had something to say about children’s learning and intelligence. I wanted to talk about the topic in a short, concise and condensed fashion, as busy parents want the gold handed to them, they haven’t got time to dig for it,” Willis added.

Willis also included her travels with her family in “Nurturing Intelligence” for research she conducted in Northern Uganda for her Ph.D. thesis that then prompted her decision to write the book. Using the coined term “simplexity”, Willis gives simple explanations on learning theory and touches on technology usage for children, self-esteem and even exercise.

Nurturing Intelligence    
By Alison Willis, Ph.D.
ISBN: 978-1-4525-7131-7
Paperback: $24.45
Available at http://www.amazon.com

About the author

Alison Willis, Ph. D., is an educational researcher, university lecturer, classroom teacher and mother. She has worked with a diverse range of teachers and students from many different cultures and levels of education. Alison lives on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with her husband Daniel and two children.

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