Praise. “Parents and educators alike will find this compelling reading.” – Publishers Weekly “BRILLIANT ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS IN THIS. Dreamers, Discoverers & Dynamos: How to Help the Child Who Is Bright, Bored, and Having Problems in School – Award-winning book by Lucy Jo Palladino. Dreamers, Discoverers & Dynamos has ratings and 15 reviews. Tales said: The Edison trait is a personality characteristic, which Dr. Palladino has now.
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Dreamers, Discoverers & Dynamos
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Does your imaginative, computer-proficient daughter tune out in the classroom? Does your spirited son become headstrong and aggressive when faced with the simplest decisions?
Does your bold, energetic child have trouble focusing on basic tasks? Millions of children–one in five–have what psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.
Named after Thomas Edison–who flunked out of school only synamos harness his talents and give the world some of its finest inventions–the Edison trait is on the rise in our younger generation.
The heart of the issue is that they think divergently–they overflow with many ideas–while schools, organized activities, and routines of daily living reward convergent thinking, which focuses on one idea at a time. Drawing on examples from more than two decades of private practice, Dr. Palladino helps us cope with this challenging aspect of our child’s intellect and personality, explaining in clear terms: Paperbackpages. Published January 19th by Ballantine Books first published To see what annd friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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The Edison trait dynamps a personality characteristic, which Dr. Palladino has now classified as divergent thinking. She has done extensive research amd her practice to help convergent thinkers gain a greater appreciation for their children who see the world differently. The school system caters to convergent thinking, making it more diffic The Edison trait is a personality characteristic, which Dr. The school system caters to convergent thinking, making it more difficult for divergent thinkers to find success and happiness within the existing system.
In the past 17 years of being a mother I have run across many parents who claim their child is brilliant and they are bored in school.
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In my experience many parents overstate their child’s intelligence, and want an excuse for poor behavior. With that said, many of these same children probably are viewing the world differently from their peers dyhamos certainly differently than their teachers.
To read the full review go to http: Oct 17, Milka rated it really liked it. If you have a drramers, active child who is having a hard time in school, this book is for you.
Palladino covers the three sometimes overlapping types of Edison-trait personalities: These children exhibit divergent thinking always thinking what if? However you’ll quickly notice most people who have helped improve the human condition were Edison-trait personalities, so the key is If you have a smart, active child who is having a hard time in school, this book is for you. And if you wonder if your child dnamos have ADD or ADHD, there are a few chapters on that subject and how to find the information you need to get your child properly diagnosed.
May 16, R. This was such a great book in helping me understand my oldest child. It helped me to see all of the aspects of him that are sometimes exasperating to me as positives. I now can see how he understands information well when he is explained things in metaphor anc analogy.
That type of thinking makes so much sense to him. I now see that he gets board easily with the same old things. Change stuff disfoverers and make it new or discoevrers.
He i This was such a great book in helping me understand my oldest child. Nov 12, Angelica Mcmurtray rated it really liked it. Thomas Edison along with many brilliant inventors and geniuses failed in school because of their ‘divergent’ thinking.
I especially liked the part in the book that gave tips on how exactly to talk to your kid, to bring out their confidence in their beliefs and gifts. Often times they are looked down upon because they cannot concentrate in dreameds, have a difficult time learning despite being bright, and they end up not putting forth any effort in learning. Some really good ideas on things to do as parents to help kids who are “dreamers, dynamos or discoverers.
Dicoverers seem to be the same, except when the traits begin drreamers “significantly impair” their life, it can be diagnosed as ADHD at least that is what I think the author is trying to say. The definition of “significantly impaired”, however, is open to Some really good ideas on things to do as parents to help kids who are “dreamers, dynamos or discoverers. The definition of dicoverers impaired”, however, is open to interpretation.
At any rate, her ideas would apply regardless of what you call it. View all 3 comments. If you’re pulling your hair out over your child’s “behavior”, this might be the book for you. It includes parent pep talks for staying positively minded about these kids and tips on how to alter the learning environment to better suit them.
A lot of the advice here is good for teaching in general–i. Likewise, the discipline recommendations would be wonderful for all kids. Jul 20, Kelli rated it it was amazing. This is an absolute must read if you either disckverers your child exhibits ADD tendencies or if you just think your child processes thought significantly differently than you do and you’re having trouble getting through to them or understanding them.
Favorite quote of the book, “Children can ouplot, outfigure, and outlast their parents. The result is that parents come to the end of their endurance, shake their heads, and cry out in misery, “I don’t know what to do! One of the best books dynakos Children Psychology ever!! May 22, Laurie rated it it was amazing. I can now understand my son and it will help us live more peaceful lives. May 18, Karen M. This book is full of hope for dynxmos of ‘exceptional’ children who don’t always fit discoveresr expected mold in school.
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About Lucy Jo Palladino. I’m a psychologist, author, educator, and blogger with a special interest in attention and neuroscience, My newest book is Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers I’m grateful to my readers for supporting my work through the y I’m a psychologist, author, educator, and blogger with a special interest in attention and neuroscience, My newest book is Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers I’m grateful to my readers for supporting my work through the years.
As a child, I constantly had my nose in a book. I completed my internship in psychology at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, joined the clinical faculty at the University of Arizona, and served as principal investigator for a federal research grant in Tucson, AZ. I’ve had a clinical practice for 35 years.
Currently, I counsel parents and families in Encinitas, CA, teach professional development, give talks and workshops, and blog at http: I look forward to being part of the GoodReads community, to listen and learn and share the joy of reading. Books by Lucy Jo Palladino.
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