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NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children - Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
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In a world of modern, involved, caring parents, why are so many kids aggressive and cruel? Where is intelligence hidden in the brain, and why does that matter? Why do cross-racial friendships decrease in schools that are more integrated? If 98% of kids think lying is morally wrong, then why do... show more
In a world of modern, involved, caring parents, why are so many kids aggressive and cruel? Where is intelligence hidden in the brain, and why does that matter? Why do cross-racial friendships decrease in schools that are more integrated? If 98% of kids think lying is morally wrong, then why do 98% of kids lie? What's the single most important thing that helps infants learn language? NurtureShock is a groundbreaking collaboration between award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. They argue that when it comes to children, we've mistaken good intentions for good ideas. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, they demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science have been overlooked. Nothing like a parenting manual, the authors' work is an insightful exploration of themes and issues that transcend children's (and adults') lives.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780446504126 (0446504122)
ASIN: 446504122
Publisher: Twelve
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Mike Mullin, Author
Mike Mullin, Author rated it
5.0
Amazing--blows up all kinds of misconceptions many of us have about childhood. Highly recommended for parents, teachers and those who write for kids.
Admitted Dilettante
Admitted Dilettante rated it
4.0 NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
wow, chapter 4 on lying!and how the "gifted" are chosen!
JulieM
JulieM rated it
4.0 NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
If you are a parent or work with children, then you will enjoy this book. The authors reveal how many well-intentioned parenting strategies are not working. Nurture Shock covers a wide variety of parenting topics including how the self-esteem movement has backfired, how children learn about race, la...
viim
viim rated it
Notes:1: Praise effort, not smarts. Teach kids that the brain is like a muscle. The harder you work it, the better it gets. Praise intermittently. Be specific. Chinese moms who analyzed the child's performance (Maybe you didn't concentrate) and tell their kids to work harder affect kids' scores more...
staciebnsn
staciebnsn rated it
Very interesting book for anyone interested in child development and psychology in general.
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