NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
One of the most influential books about children ever published, Nurture Shock offers a revolutionary new perspective on children that upends a library's worth of conventional wisdom. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, the authors demonstrate that many of modern society's... show more
One of the most influential books about children ever published, Nurture Shock offers a revolutionary new perspective on children that upends a library's worth of conventional wisdom. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, the authors 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, NurtureShock gets to the core of how we grow, learn and live.Released in hardcover in September 2009, Nurture Shock remained on the New York Times best seller list for three months, and was one of Amazon's best selling books for 2009. The book has become a worldwide phenomenon with editions published around the world - in fifteen languages, to date. In addition to Bronson and Merryman's writings on praise -- first made famous in New York magazine -- there are nine more equally groundbreaking chapters. Among the topics covered:Why the most brutal person in a child's life is often a sibling, and how a single aspect of their preschool-aged play can determine their relationship as adults.When is it too soon - or too late - to teach a child about race? Children in diverse schools are less likely to have a cross-racial friendship, not more - so is school diversity backfiring?Millions of families are fighting to get their kids into private schools and advanced programs as early as possible. But schools are missing the best kids, 73% of the time - the new neuroscience explains why.Why are kids - even those from the best of homes - still aggressive and cruel? The answer is found in a rethinking of parental conflict, discipline, television's unexpected influence, and social dominance.Parents are desperate to jump-start infants' language skills. Recently, scientists have discovered a series of natural techniques that are astonishing in their efficacy - it's not baby videos, sign language, or even the richness of language exposure. It's nothing you've heard before.
Publish date: January 5th 2011
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Amazing--blows up all kinds of misconceptions many of us have about childhood. Highly recommended for parents, teachers and those who write for kids.
wow, chapter 4 on lying!and how the "gifted" are chosen!
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...
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...
Very interesting book for anyone interested in child development and psychology in general.