Mind in the Making

In U.S. News: A brief interview with author Ellen Galinsky.

Her new book, Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs, includes hundreds of simple ways that parents can use games and activities to promote the development of life skills in children.

What are the seven skills? ¬†Here’s her list:

  1. Focus and self-control
  2. Perspective-taking
  3. Communicating
  4. Making connections
  5. Critical thinking
  6. Taking on challenges
  7. Self-directed engaged learning

Yours may vary.