Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Books - Appreciating Your Child | Internal Drive Theory


Great books to recommend for your parenting journey!
(1) Appreciating Your Child by Zhou Hong
(2) Internal Drive Theory by Petunia Lee

These authors have children of their own and sharing more parenting experiences:

(1) Prof Zhou Hong began his extraordinary journey to create "Appreciation Education" teaching his deaf daughter Zhou Tingting . Given the condition of his daughter when she was young, Prof Zhou refused to accept the norm expectation of a handicapped child. He had resigned from his job and started his own journey in search of a different education approach to help his child achieve success in life.

(2) Dr Lee's son, Little Boy, was ranked 28th out of 38th students in class. He hated school and described himself thus, “I am not one of the smart ones, Mom.” Whilst it did not matter whether Little Boy topped the class, Dr Lee thought it urgent to address his issues of self-esteem. There is no better antidote to low self-esteem than actually experiencing success. Hence, Dr Lee stopped helping managers to motivate staff and threw her all into motivating her son. In the process, Dr Lee discovered that many of the strategies she was teaching managers could be used on children too. Dr Lee coined the term Internal Drive Ignition to describe the process of firing up and stimulating human motivation levels. She also compiled a set of motivation strategies that are collectively termed Internal Drive Theory®. (http://petunialee.blogspot.sg/p/about-petunia-lee.html)

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