Of Different Minds (Giveaway)
No one in my family suffers from dyslexia, ADD, or AD/HD so I wasn’t sure how interested I would be in this book entitled “Of Different Minds: See the Eyes of God” by Maren Angelotti. However, I surprisingly found some valuable information that I feel anyone can relate to.
This book’s main focus is on learning differences and how to cope with it as a family. Angelotti gives some great advice on communication skills, how to promote good behavior in your child, how to decide what the best education course is, and keeping your family strong through the rough times. However, a lot of these topics could relate to any child’s life.
For example, what I really found interesting were the 8 major reasons that kids sometimes have trouble in school. Girlie Girl has a really good friend that is always getting into trouble. Of course, this means that sometimes Girlie Girl gets caught up in it, too. So when I was reading about Cultural Deprivation a lot of it made sense. Here they talk about how some children are not exposed to experiences that prepare them for education. A good example is when parents are so busy working and trying to make ends meet that they have to rely on day cares or baby sitters. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to find children in some of these places being sat in front of the television for long periods of time. In Girlie Girl’s friend’s case, it’s her older siblings that watch her until their parents come home later in the evening. They’re only a few years older than her and Girlie Girl has mentioned that whenever she goes over there, all they’re doing is watching television or playing video games.
There are also other tools in this book like worksheets and time charts that will be able to assist families with getting their lives in order. When there’s too many things going on at once, sometimes families can feel overwhelmed and not are able to properly cope with their hurdles.
Of Different Minds will serve as a great resource for families who have children with learning differences or anyone who is interested in just learning more about the subject.
I have a copy of Of Different Minds for one lucky winner. To enter:
- Just mention in comments before midnight, Feb 15th why you’d like to win this book. That’s it!
- A random winner will be selected and notified via email on Feb 16th.
- The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.
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