As a parent you try your best to teach your child everything they need to survive in life including the ability to think, solve problems and socialize. However, as demonstrated in the book Teach Your Kids How to Think; Simple Tools You Can Use Every Day by Maria Chelsea Fisk, Ph.D.; there is a whole lot more to it than may have been previously realized.
This book is a well spring of information and various methods to employ while teaching your kids to think on various levels, including creativity, socialization and approaching problem resolution.
Teach Your Kids How to Think; ... is broken up into several general subject areas that expounds on each topic by including background information and thinking methods that can be applied daily to interactions with your child in order to improve their thinking skill set. The first section is, Why You Should Teach Your Kids To Think which serves as an excellent introduction to the subject matter of the book and contains some very eye opening topics including the fact that "we have multiple types of intelligences" such as creativity, the ability to relate well to the people around you, analytical thinking skills, as well as much more. The next section demonstrates "General Tools for Teaching Thinking Skills" the exercises mentioned in this section can be applied to teach a child the general tools for all around thinking. The sections that follow are more specific such as; Teaching Analytical Thinking Skills, Teaching Creative Thinking Skills, Teaching Social and Emotional Thinking Skills, and Teaching Practical Thinking Skills. Each section is written in easy to read language and thoroughly explains the necessity for each particular type of thinking skill and how to help your child (and yourself) understand how to apply the suggested thinking skills. As I finished each section I did take the time to work with my children and apply the exercises, and they worked!
What I really like about this book is the way it is written, it has a knowledgeable tone, each topic is well explained and the exercises are not hard to apply to interactions with your child, in fact they are quite simple exercises which makes it a pleasure to try and do. I found this book to be a very well done guide that all parents need to read at least once as you will get positive results from it. I highly recommend this book to parents and parents to be as this is a very worthwhile read and will have positive results that will last.