NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

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Grand Central Publishing, Sep 3, 2009 - Psychology - 352 pages
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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User Review  - EdenSteffey - LibraryThing

What an interesting book. It challenges a lot of the things that we think about children and offers scientific reason to back up their statements. Is a book that would appeal to parents as well as ... Read full review

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User Review  - greeniezona - LibraryThing

I've been quoting anecdotes and studies from the blog created by Bronson and Merryman to promote Nurtureshock for nearly a year. So when I saw the paperback sitting on one of the "featured" tables at ... Read full review

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

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