Motivation to Learn

raising and educating children - a common sense approach

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What Readers are Saying

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"We have received the book few days ago.
I read the book but have not finished yet, I really like the idea that you bring out.
At first, I only looked through the pictures to get the main idea,
and then I started to read  for more detail.
I found out that the pictures are magically provide the concrete idea about the content,
it was really a great book."

          J. Lee, university student, Taipei


"I have been reading your book. It is great.
I would like to let you know I have waited a long time for something like this!"

       F.M.,  Teacher, Sydney, Australia


"Reading this book reminds me the difficulties that I had before
and those scenes that I saw while my husband was teaching
our daughter. Although the problems we are facing now can not
be solved very easily, this book give me strengh to seek for a better future."

           A. Wu


"而之所以看到林義隆大哥在電子報中介紹您們的這本書,就立刻激起我的購買慾,是因為我在教我那不滿三歲的女兒學習 時,發現 了問題,並且驚覺其嚴重性。主要的問題所在,依我目前閱讀貴出版物的進度(第二章)判斷,應該就是我採取的『棍子與胡蘿蔔』方式基本錯誤。正 如書上所說, 孩子對某些東西出現排斥、恐懼,即使她只有兩歲多。其實這種情形不只會發生在知識的學習上,甚至在生活能力的培養(比如如廁訓練)也如出一 轍。



English translation: "Since I saw Mr. Lin's introduction of your book in his newsletter I immediately had the urge to buy it because when I was teaching my nearly three-year-old daughter I realized there were some problems and the seriousness of them shocked me. I was reading your book up to chapter two and I think the basic mistake I made was using the “carrot and stick.”

Like the book said, kids will show some protest or fear of some things, even though she's just older than two years. Actually this situation doesn't only happen when learning knowledge, but also on life skills training such as toilet training.

On reading this book, I am reminded of many past experiences and thinking.......
Actually your book content is not only suitable for using on kids but I find many situations also happen with adults."

          Ms Chen


"… was light, interesting, amusing and VERY informative. …... prior to reading this I had had a bit of a problem with getting upset (angry) with kids in classes sometimes. Of course, my reasons for getting angry were "justified" but just the same, I didn't like it. But after reading Graeme's book, I NEVER again got angry with kids! …... I've become lighter, more amusing and I believe, more effective."

          H.B., Foreign English teacher in Taiwan


"Because the way of this book’s arrangement and with lively pictures, I got some really useful knowledge from every chapter ...... I can have more confidence to give a good control for educating children."

          M. Hsu, mother, Taipei


"I wish I could read this book 18 years ago. Then I could use those data to raise my son and save me many years of rough time with him."

          Ms. Hung, mother, Taipei


上星期的讀書會讓我恍然大悟...以前我兒子對某一科不認真學習..我就會很著急...現在我知道那是因為他沒有目 標...所以他就不會在乎是否真的了內容,也不會去恩考如何來應用它們

          W.R. mother, Taipei

English translation: Last week's book club (Motivation to Learn study group) let me be suddenly enlighted…... before my son did not study hard on some subject and I would be very worried..... now I know that he did not have a purpose ... so he will not care whether he really knows the content, nor  consider how to apply it. Now I can enlighten (him)  ... let him know .. the purpose of studying it and have motivation.