Emotional Intelligence tip: Positive self-talk is a powerful resource, simple and free. Use them everywhere. Write them down, put them around the house, make up a chant or a song, change them as necessary but be persistent with them. What you think and say leads directly to how you feel about yourself and your world.
In this digital age it is more important than ever to instill in our children a desire to read and to give them the understanding of the impact reading can have on the rest of their lives. Here is an infographic via Chronicle Books which illustrates the value of the written word.
If you take AP Chem, many teachers recommended that you enhance your understanding using these type of books. Barron's AP Chemistry, 7th Edition by Neil D. Jespersen http://www.amazon.com/dp/1438002718/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_4.T5tb188FT81