NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children (Google eBook)

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Hachette Digital, Inc., Sep 3, 2009 - Psychology - 352 pages
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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 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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Review: NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

User Review  - Jennifer Bonner - Goodreads

Gives a little advice and research for children of all ages. So if you are looking for a book with details for a specific age this might not be the book for you. Still has very good and useful information. Read full review

Review: NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

User Review  - Wealhtheow - Goodreads

A pair of journalists sum up recent research on childrearing. Some is seemingly obvious: Praise efforts, not intrinsic qualities. Make sure children get enough sleep, in a consistent pattern. Talk ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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TWO
THREE
FOUR
FIVE
SIX
SEVEN
NINE
TEN
Conclusion
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NOTES
SELECTED SOURCES AND REFERENCES
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
ABOUT TWELVE

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About the author (2009)

Po Bronson is an American journalist and author who lives in San Francisco, California.

Ashley Merryman (along with Po Bronson) have won nine national awards for their reporting, including the PEN USA Award for Literary Journalism and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Outstanding Journalism. Merryman's journalism has appeared in Time, Newsweek, New York, The Washington Post, and many other venues. She lives in Los Angeles.

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