Sunday, 5 June 2011

balance method 2 best review dari drwati

review on the genius book from


Having said that, I actually did learn a few things. I tried really hard to look between the points (memanglaa dah takde keje lain); am I really not getting anything? There must be something in Halimahton that makes her special, that makes her different from any other parent. But before I go into what I managed to learn, I must say that I am actually quite happy with the author's goals for the book- to name 2 of the most important (at least to me):

1. To develop the love of learning in the child that will stay with him throughout his life (I agree, what better tool can you give to your child?).

2. To develop a high attention span and ability to concentrate hard on a single task (I think this is a very important skill indeed-in this world of many distractions, that's why many students sleep in lectures, they can't concentrate enough)

I don't want my children to be supergenius (genius je cukuplah, hehehe)- no, Alhamdulillah if they can become successful people in life and InsyaAllah in the afterlife, but I do hope they posses those 2 qualities above.

So, new info / reminder that I manage to gather from Chapter 1-8 are:

1. Empathize with your child! Try to be in his shoes and imagine him having limited knowledge and understanding of the world around him. I think this is an aspect that many parents take for granted, but many grandparents understand (kan orang tua selalu cakap: alahh..budak memangla macam tu). Parents are usually impatient and cannot understand their children behaviour, but maybe the children are just confused. (patutla Adam selalu tanya; "why? why Mama? why got 2, why not 3? why j has dot above it? why Z has 2 horizontal lines?" ....peningnyaaa nak jawab)

2. Avoid placing restrictions on what you think your child has the potential to learn. Well, have to admit that I do this a lot (budak ni mana tau, dia takkan paham punya..). Maybe this is the BIG difference between me and Halimahton.

3. Removing distractions from the learning environment is more important than it might seem. Only the resources that are relevant to your child's current learning activity should be in his immediate vicinity. Because children are very easily distracted. If a child learns to use a toy or a book one at a time, he will gradually develop a longer attention span. (Kitorang semua benda kat dalam hall yg kecik ni, Adam baca buku tv pun bukak, laptop pun ada je kat sebelah, biskut tak boleh tinggal, Ammar pulak main train).

4. Even a simple toy has numerous characteristics eg colours, textures, shape and the possibility of using it in an imaginative play. So don't disregard a simple toy. If you can explore the possibilities of a simple toy with your child, he will develop the ability to pay attention to details. (aiiyaa..ini memang selalu buat, tak mainla toy2 kodi nih, nak yang canggih je)

OK..that's what I can gather from the earlier chapters. I'm sure there are a lot more that we can learn in the next chapters, well I bought this book because I was attracted to the later chapters, not the earlier ones. But because I'm sooo skema I naturally have to start from the beginning.


thank you Allah and thank you dr wati



Allah hu akhbar

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