Becoming Brilliant

In 2016, APA had a breakout hit with “Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children.” It was a New York Times and Amazon bestseller and a Bronze Medal winner in the Living Now Book Awards for Parenting.

Stories about the failures of our educational system abound, but most of them stop after pointing out the problems. “Becoming Brilliant” goes beyond complaining to offer solutions that parents can apply right now.

Constructed from the latest scientific evidence and presented in an accessible way rich with examples, this book introduces the 6Cs — collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence — along with tips to optimize children’s development in each area.

Since 2001, the APA Lifetools line of books has helped the lay public learn life skills culled from the latest psychological science.

Becoming Brilliant