By Liane Brouillette
Brouillette is an educator and actively involved in providing families of students with the resources to make informed decisions. She states her goal is to “provide parents with simple, effective ways to help children succeed in and out of school without spending all their evenings tutoring.” She thinks that parents can better spend their time talking with children in a way that awakens intellectually curiosity and confidence. She uses this book of real life examples to show them how.
She discusses America’s public schools and their efforts and failures to support a child’s academic and social development. Her solutions for parents include how to navigate the educational system and how to successfully engage children in the experience.
She demonstrates how social media can influence a child’s development and how parents can counteract it and help their child develop emotional intelligence and resilience. Current media references and examples from popular culture provide an overview that educators and parents may find useful.