Every parent wants to raise a child who is inquisitive, creative, loving and caring. But parenting in the 21st century can be confusing. Parents are bombarded with conflicting advice on using gadgets, screen time, vaccinations, educational choices, and many other subjects.
In this timely book, R. S. Tumber offers clear, concise guidelines for parents. He looks at the educational system and the increasing tendency to indoctrinate rather than encourage critical thinking. He offers advice on breaking free of those structures, releasing your child’s innate creativity. Some of the suggestions may be unconventional, such as incorporating colour and music into your child’s environment, but they are based on well-supported research. Topics include nutrition, games and toys, and basic financial education.
A child’s future is shaped by many, and R. S. Tumber questions the intentions and actions of some of those who comprise the “many”. The first eight years are considered to be “the early years” for a child, and are therefore the most crucial for learning. These early years become the foundation of a child’s ability in life. This is when the brain is most like a sponge, and thus in its prime for learning. It is important that parents invest the time and resources to maximise their child’s potential during these years. This will greatly help your child to live a full, invigorating and productive life.