Nurtureshock: Why Everything We Thought About Children Is Wrong
What if we told you...that dishonesty in children is a positive trait...that arguing in front of your kids can make you a good role model...and that if you praise your children you risk making them fail...and it was all true? Using a cutting-edge combination of behavioural psychology and... show more
What if we told you...that dishonesty in children is a positive trait...that arguing in front of your kids can make you a good role model...and that if you praise your children you risk making them fail...and it was all true? Using a cutting-edge combination of behavioural psychology and neuroscience, award-winning journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman have produced an innovative, counter-intuitive read that will change the way we interact with our children forever. They demonstrate that for years our best intentions with children have been our worst ideas, using break-through scientific studies to prove that our instincts and received wisdom are all wrong. Nurtureshock is the Freakonomics of childhood and adolescence, exploring logic-defying insights that have far-reaching relevance for us all.
Publish date: February 4th 2010
Publisher: Ebury Press
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.