Maria was honored to be a Featured Author at the CALM Celebrity Authors Luncheon on March 19, 2011. (Ex-Bachelor) Andrew Firestone and Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul) went home with signed copies of Teach Your Kids to Think!
MommyPerks.com posted a heartwarming book review that concludes, "I recommend this book to anyone involved with children, anyone who has children or knows a parent with children. It is a must-have tool for each home." The reviewer explains her new and improved approaches to outbursts of frustration and math homework thanks to reading the book. Love those examples!
Santa Barbara, California's Noozhawk published a profile of Maria in December 2010.
News of the Kidlutions Award was shared in Twitter papers including Parenting Squad Daily, That Girl Daily, and DaDa Rocks! Daily.
Book dubbed "A winning practical guide!!!!" by Enid Grabiner of RebeccasReads.com:
"Teach Your Kids to Think" is a great primer for parents to learn about the "whys" and "hows" of empowering their children to think. Because parents are most important to their children, they logically are the ones to have the earliest and greatest impact on their mental growth. ...After explanations and thorough samples of each [type of intelligence], Dr. Fisk provides many useful tools with which to encourage independent problem-solving through parent-child practice.
I not only found this book to be an interesting guide for a parent or caretaker, but also for any individual interested in developing open communication with others. Anyone could use these skills and build on them with practice. Not only do these tools offer a way to enhance listening and initiate dialogue, but offer practical methods of analysis and problem-solving. A winning practical guide!!!!
Fisk's book Teach Your Kids to Think: Simple Tools You Can Use Every Day dissects the complexities of the latest research on intelligence and converts it into a series of easy-to-use tools for parents to use in everyday conversations with their children....a fast read for busy parents...full of immediately useful takeaway tips on how to converse with your child, and at the same time, strategically develop their analytical, creative, social/emotional and practical thinking skills.
Maria's articles have been posted on over a dozen websites including
SBParent.com gave the book a great review in July 2010:
This book is a quick read with a lot of helpful reminders of how as parents we can help our children with better communication. The chapter on Tools for Teaching Social and Emotional Thinking Skills was especially insightful since many parents struggle watching their kids go through the day to day challenges with peers. Maria walks parents through the process and gives parents and kids easy step by step tools to use in their day to day interactions.
Teach Your Kids to Think! Simple Tools You Can Use Every Day was recommended and praised in PostiveParenting.com's Winter 2010 newsletter.
And look what Positive Parenting's Deborah Fox wrote in a five-star review of the book on Amazon:
I've been teaching parenting for 17 years and it's not often that a new parenting book really catches my attention. This gem however, did, and I highly recommend it to parents. Written in a parent-friendly style, you will find the information inspiring, motivating and best of all...PRACTICAL. There are tools for teaching thinking in general, and then several sections on teaching different types of thinking skills. Each tip is only 1-2 pages, so it's easy to use and parents won't get overwhelmed.
Teach Your Kids to Think! is a recommended resource on several of SixtySecondParent.com's preschooler and kindergarten topics. It is also recommended by www.ThinkTonight.com.