Appreciating Your Child (赏识你的孩子)

This is a monthly post on 'Book Review for Parents'. Every 1st week of the month I will post review of the books that I have read with regards to raising our children. My previous posts were:

Jan - Raising Musical Kids
Feb - Lynn's Money Adventures



He is an ordinary father who, unfortunately, has a daughter who is born deaf.  However, he did not give up searching for help to heal his only child.  When all things failed, he devised his own method, customized, to teach his own daughter.  He is hailed "The 1st Awakened Father in China".

From then onwards, Zhou Ting Ting (周婷婷) became the 1st disabled (deaf) graduate from University in China.


周弘和女儿周婷婷

Professor Zhou Hong (周弘) is no stranger to many parents in China & local Chinese enrichment arena. He is from China & the author of National Best Seller "Appreciating Your Child".  Millions of copies were sold.  He believes that there is no child who cannot be taught well, there are only parents who do not know how to teach well.

The original manuscript is in Chinese, so if you are proficient in Chinese, it is highly recommended to read the Chinese version (赏识你的孩子) because the original manuscript is still the best.  The English version “Appreciating Your Child” is a translated one.  I have read both versions.

Although I do not agree to his tactic of using white lies to encourage/motivate his daughter Ting Ting (婷婷), I am touched by his love towards her. I find this book a good read.  You would need to read this with an open mind, adopt what suits you, not adopting it wholesale.



Extracted from www.congress360.com.sg:

周弘是一位伟大的父亲,他以自己无限的父爱,帮助女儿走出了残疾的阴影,将双耳全聋的女儿培养成中国式的海伦•凯勒,让女儿走上了一条超越身边所有健全同龄人的辉煌道路;成为全国十佳少年,第一位少年聋人大学生,留美硕士,中国妇女十大时代人物等。

周弘成功的关键,是他在探索女儿教育方法的过程中,找到了“赏识教育法”这一个教育的瑰宝。用“赏识教育法”教育出来的孩子,潜能得到最充分的发挥,充分体验到成功的乐趣,并将这种乐趣自动地转化为继续学习的无穷动力;缺点在不知不觉中变小消失;人格受到尊重;自信心十足,独立能力强,将来成才,自然是水到渠成的事情了。

周弘通过这本书,将“赏识教育法”这一教育瑰宝奉献给读者。本书分6次觉醒介绍了周弘教育女儿成长和找到“赏识教育法”的全过程;父爱,发现,顿悟,成功,走向和谐,推广赏识教育。书中的大量事例,有助于读者了解赏识教育的精粹,学习赏识教育的实施方法。

书中内容催人泪下,让人觉醒,发人深思,引人顿悟。值得每一位家长和教育工作者一读。








ps: Read the review by a blogger mummy friend of mine here.

2 comments

  1. "No child who cannot be taught well, there are only parents who do not know how to teach well". -something I learn lately, before last Saturday;).

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