By Lucy Jo Palladino
Does your innovative, computer-proficient daughter track out within the school room? Does your lively son develop into headstrong and competitive whilst confronted with the best judgements? Does your daring, lively baby have hassle concentrating on easy tasks?
Millions of children--one in five--have what psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D., calls the Edison trait: fantastic intelligence, an energetic mind's eye, a free-spirited lifestyle, and the facility to force everybody round them loopy. Named after Thomas Edison--who flunked out of faculty basically to harness his abilities and provides the realm a few of its best inventions--the Edison trait is at the upward thrust in our more youthful new release.
The middle of the problem is they imagine divergently--they overflow with many ideas--while faculties, geared up actions, and exercises of day-by-day residing gift convergent pondering, which specializes in one proposal at a time. Drawing on examples from greater than twenty years of personal perform, Dr. Palladino is helping us deal with this not easy point of our kid's mind and character, explaining in transparent terms:
- the 3 Edison-trait character kinds: dreamers, discoverers, and dynamos
- The 8 steps to knowing, achieving, and educating your Edison-trait child
- the relationship among the Edison trait and A.D.D.
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The convergent thinker is a natural at critical thinking. Like all humans, she is prone to criticize what she understands the least. So the convergent thinker tends to be critical, even incredulous, of divergent-thinking processes. ” She sees life through a kaleidoscope that is set in perpetual motion. Patterns change frequently. Experience is described, not measured. Thoughts are multicolored, multishaped, and hard to hold in one place. Ask the divergent-thinking child to tell you about her day.
For example, if you are learning to use trance as an anesthetic, you might imagine that your hand is immersed in ice water until your ngertips actually start to feel numb. The use of metaphor is particularly e ective when you are in a state in which you have increased access to your subconscious mind. ) Metaphor and imagery are used extensively in sports psychology to help athletes enhance their performance. A gymnast might see herself as a gazelle, or a runner might imagine herself as a cougar.
Over the course of the next several generations, things changed, but not that drastically. Abe, his children, his grandchildren, and his great-grandchildren all exercised about the same length of sustained attention to make soup. Sure, the wood-burning stove was an improvement over the open hearth, and the whole neighborhood showed up on the day the Lincolns of the 1920s got their rst gas stove. But basically, these four generations of Lincolns began to cook dinner at least an hour before they knew they were going to feel hungry.