Today, I launched BRAINSMART PARENTING via Kickstarter.com. It aims at mobilising support for a worldwide movement helping kids learn and thrive via making their parents more aware of how the brain functions. I ask for funding to have A BOOK and AN ONLINE COURSE translated, tailor-made, created and published. Together we can create a movement that will help kids and teenagers learn and thrive via parents who are more aware of the brain’s core logics when interacting with their offspring. First and foremost, this is an opportunity to grow new parenting skills – with the brain in mind. And to avoid the most brain-clumsy language and behaviours substituting these with a more brainsmart repertoire.

Read more about the Kickstarter project here.

If you would like to:

  • turn “stop that!” situations into learning opportunities,
  • help your child bounce back from distress and anger,
  • strengthen your child’s calm courage when grabbed by fear or performance anxiety,
  • reframe situations to help you be a constructive parent even in the midst of high emotional tension,
  • make the most of the brain’s plasticity; i.e. ability to grow and shape neural pathways,
  • approach life as a parent in a new light, spotting windows of opportunity based on how the brain works

… this is the project for you. Please support the Kickstarter project to turn it into reality. Every pledge – small or big – is WELCOME and will help us move towards our goal.

 

LinkedIn reaction from Organisational Psychologist (MA), Olu Robbin-Coker, when he found out that I had launched the Kickstarter project: 

“I recently finished reading one of the best books I have ever read on parenting skills. It’s the third book I have read by Anette Prehn who is a genius at communicating applied neuroscience to anyone from CEO’s to 5 year old kindergarten kids. I wanted to recommend the book to everyone, however it’s in Danish, so that rules out pretty much everyone except the 5 million or so people in the world that speak Danish. 🙂 It therefore delighted me greatly to see that Anette is not only working on getting the book translated into English but also developing an online course to go with it.”

Testimonials re Anette Prehn’s work on BrainSmart Parenting from readers:

  • “This book saved our family life!”
  • “I normally never read, but I read this book in two days only. Wow!”
  • “Full of gold nuggets.”
  • “You gain a new awareness as a parent.”
  • ”Life will never be quite the same again.”
  • “I am crazy about this book. It is so important that everyone should read it.”
  • “This book has given me great epiphanies. I am the father of two and I normally never read parenting literature. I will, nevertheless, recommend this book to everyone expecting a child as part of their antenatal education! Despite the heavy science the tools are presented in ways that pave the way for implementation.”
  • “The book simply works! It is great that you think you read about raising kids, only to understand that this book stimulates your whole approach to life too. Fascinating! My warmest recommendations.”
  • ”An eye-opener!”
  • ”I’m a father of four and this book quickly helped me see my behaviours in a new light – and how tiny tweaks can solve (and avoid) many of the tricky situations I end up in our busy everyday life.”
  • ”I gobbled down this book. It is incredibly relevant and useful in my life as a mother of three.”
  • ”It is rare to come across a communicator of complex scientific knowledge that makes it so “eatable” and useful for everyone.”
  • ”Super good book that I can relate to as a man.”
  • “I recently finished reading one of the best books I have ever read on parenting skills. It’s the third book I have read by Anette Prehn who is a genius at communicating applied neuroscience to anyone from CEO’s to 5 year old kindergarten kids. I wanted to recommend the book to everyone, however it’s in Danish, so that rules out pretty much everyone except the 5 million or so people in the world that speak Danish. 🙂 It therefore delighted me greatly to see that Anette is not only working on getting the book translated into English but also developing an online course to go with it.”

Find out more about the BrainSmart Parenting project here.