Headstarts: 100 tips for raising clever, confident, creative kids

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Headstarts outlines 100 practical tips to help provide your child with major advantages in both the classroom and the playground.

Cindy Pan and Vanessa Woods distil key findings from the very latest international cognitive science research into short, easy-to-understand pieces covering an array of areas, including:

* the importance of teaching your child positive thinking patterns

* the benefits of hugs on brain development

* how to help your child tackle maths and science

* the best age to learn a new language, and;

* the benefits of good nutrition.

Headstarts provides you with the best possible information for raising clever, confident and creative kids.
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About the author

Dr Cindy Pan is a GP and is best known for her appearances on a wide range of television programs and as a contributor to News Limited papers and women's magazines. She is also the author of Playing Hard to Get and Pandora's Box. She has two young sons. Vanessa Woods is an award-winning journalist who is currently working as a psychology researcher at the Max Planck Institute in Germany where she's studying the cognitive development of chimpanzees and bonobos. She is the author of several It's True titles and It's Every Monkey for Themselves .
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Allen & Unwin
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Published on
Dec 31, 2011
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Pages
198
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ISBN
9781741766318
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Parenting / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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