Inspirational Journeys Presents: How to Raise Smart Confident Kids and Have Fun Doing it with Trish Wilkinson

In today’s episode, My special Guest Trish Wilkinson and talk about her brain research and her work as an author, an editor and an author coach. There’s a lot of good information and takeaways, so have a method for taking notes ready as you listen to this. For those of you watching on YouTube, I had to turn off my camera, because the connection was choppy.


How to raise smart, confident kids and have fun doing it with Trish Wilkinson


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Trish Wilkinson


Tuesday, May 17, 2022


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Trish Wilkinson is coauthor of Readers’ Choice winner Brain Stages: How to Raise Smart, Confident Kids and Have Fun Doing It. Prior to coaching parents, Trish taught preschool through middle school over 23 years, while raising two children who had challenges into well-adjusted, successful adults. Kim Freeman, mother of two says, “Trish has been a wonderful, patient, and kind coach. . . Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Trish!”

Trish’s book is entitled, Brain Stages: How To Raise Smart, Confident Kids and Have Fun Doing It


Brain Stages is the ultimate leg up for parents and caregivers in today’s complicated, competitive world. A grade-by-grade guide through the formative elementary school years, this book offers practical tools and games to have fun with your kids as you help them grow into successful, well-adjusted humans.

Drawing from thousands of hours of research and decades of education experience, veteran teacher Patricia Wilkinson and learning expert Jacqueline Frischknecht, PhD, offer information and how-tos that boost children’s brainpower, social skills, emotional maturity, and love for learning.

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A brain makes up only 2 percent of our body weight, but it gobbles up 20 percent of the energy produced and requires even more when we read or solve problems. An average adult brain weighs about 3 pounds, is about the size of a cauliflower, contains mostly water, and has the consistency of a bowl of Jell-O. Why do you need to know these things? So when your child asks if there’s a little elf controlling things inside his brain, you know how to set him straight.

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As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

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