Mind in the Making (MITM), is an unprecedented effort to share the science of children’s learning with the general public, families and professionals who work with them. Based on Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs (HarperCollins, 2010) by Ellen Galinsky, Chief Science Officer of The Bezos Family Foundation, its mission is to promote Executive Function Life Skills in adults and through them in children in order to keep the fire for learning burning brightly in all of us.

Mind in the Making at BFF is culling through the behavioral issues that pediatricians hear most frequently from families during well-child visits. The questions have come from reviewing Bright Futures (the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Guideline for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents) as well as from parent websites. In response to these questions, we are creating information that pediatricians can use on how they can help parents turn these behavioral issues into opportunities to promote life skills in their children.

Below are the reading lists grouped Age and by Life Skill with links to download the corresponding tip sheets for each title. Let us know what you think and share other recommended book titles on the Mind in the Making Facebook page.


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