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What kids really need: parents' time

Paul Nyhan over at Birth to Thrive reviews Ellen Galinsky's "Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Skills Every Child Needs." Galinsky, a researcher, has gathered data for eight years on what kids really need:

She came away with seven essential life skills: focus and self control; perspective taking; communicating; making connections; critical thinking; taking on challenges and pursuing ongoing learning. And all of these skills require a key element: your time.

Go read the whole thing, and then buy the book -- I know I will.

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