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on 13 February 2011
An eye-opening study into why and how some children learn to grow up successful in life while some others unfortunately do not. The findings of this social study can help parents of all types improve the positive exposure and upbringing of their children. It is also particularly helpful to teachers who may want to know why some children do better in school than others. Such teachers can work with school children and their parents to make small but significant improvements to the childrens' learning abilities.

For example, after the school holidays, children from middle class homes are more likely to return to school with improved reading skills than children from poorer homes - why is this and what can be done to help the poorer children keep up?

Another example: what role does structured play take in helping children to grow into assertive adults? What about unstructured play? Is one any better than the other?

After reading this book I bought copies for my brothers and their wives!
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on 20 March 2015
Very insightful and surprisingly relevant considering the research is now twenty years old. A must read for all parents and expectant parents.
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