Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

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Scribe, 2011 - Brain - 294 pages

A groundbreaking new book from the author of the New York TimesBestseller Brain Rules

What's the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child's brain? What's the best way to handle temper tantrums/ Scientists know.

In his New York Timesbestseller Brain Rules, Dr John Medina showed us how our brains really work-and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionise parenting. Just one of the surprises- The best way to get your children into the university of their choice? Teach them impulse control.

Brain Rules for Baby bridgesthe gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child's brain develops, and offers practical tips for any parent.

You will view your children-and how to raise them in a whole new light. You'll learn-

  • Where nature ends and nurture begins
  • Why men should do more household chores
  • What to say to your child when emotions run hot
  • The effect of TV on children under two
  • Why praising effort is better than praising intelligence
  • Why the best predictor of academic performance is not IQ; it's self control

What you do right now - before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and through the first five years - will affect a child for the rest of their lives. Brain Rules for Babyis an indispensable guide for anyone raising a child.

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User Review  - EmreSevinc - LibraryThing

I've just finished reading the book and I think that Dr. John Medina provides a very solid account of early child development which is based on brain science. I can say without a moment's hesitation ... Read full review

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User Review  - jcrben - LibraryThing

Great book! I intend to review this again if I have a kid, and also should check out his other book for adults. Read full review

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