The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children

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Ronald F. Ferguson and Tatsha Robertson write the following in their ground-breaking book The Formula- Unlocking Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children: “Raising children who will grow up to have the ability and the will to make change in the world isn’t easy. But it’s crucial if we’re going to successfully take on the problems we face as a society—global political conflicts, looming water shortages, farming crises, and other challenges that the achievers in the book are now confronting in their careers.”

Ferguson and Robertson draw from the findings of Harvard University’s “How I Was Parented Project,” isolating seven unique roles played by the parents of 120 high-achieving students throughout their child’s lives. Combining current scientific information about learning, brain growth, and child development with engaging personal stories, The Formula offers strategies and advice for any parent hoping to raise successful adults.

The Formula is both fresh and insightful; you’ll walk away refreshed and encouraged to help your child reach their full potential.

I enjoyed the personal success stories, as well as the opportunity to learn from parents who have raised high achievers. It’s so interesting the patterns that exist between these families and their parenting styles, despite cultural and socioeconomic differences.

“When a master parent sends a high achiever into the world, the effect of their parenting has a broader reach than they can know,” the author writes. I find this incredibly inspiring—Ferguson and Robertson have encouraged me to be more intentional in how I raise my children.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher BenBella Books
Publish Date 2019-02-05
ISBN 9781946885067 Buy this Book
Issue Mar-19
Category Parenting & Families


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