OK folks. This has been one of my favorite books to review yet! ‘You Have A Brain’ is an inspirational and motivational book for teens on using your brain to T.H.I.N.K.I.N.G. B.I.G.
Dr. Carson shares inspiring stories of his life along with nuggets of wisdom and motivating goals that teens can work towards in their own life.
Despite being the ‘class dummy’, growing up very poor, and having his father leave the family – Carson rose above the challenges to achieve his dreams and become a successful neurosurgeon. He attributes his accomplishments largely to his mother, who gently but firmly pushed her children to be all they could be.
Honestly, I was challenged by his mother more than anything else. Will my kids look back in 50 years and be able to say that “Mom always knew I could do more and held me to a higher standard”? I hope so. I think we ask too little of our kids. They are capable of so much more than our society expects of them. I want to be their supporter, yes! But equally as much, I want to push them and challenge them and hold up the standard high.
I strongly encourage you to get this book for your teens, or for yourself! It is a great read for ages 10 and up. It is written in an easy-to-read manner, and held my attention well.
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