NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

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Grand Central Publishing, 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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Why are kids today so fat? Too much TV and Internet surfing, right? Nope. What's better for kids-watching Power Rangers or Clifford the Big Red Dog? (It's not what you think.) Prepare to be slack ... Read full review

incredibly insightful

User Review  - fabledfigment - Borders

Every chapter brings important insights into human development and behavior. If you're a parent or teacher, take notes. The conclusions are often suprising, but the book is well researched and presented. I can see how true some of the findings are by just looking back in my own memories. Read full review

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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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