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NurtureShock

New Thinking About Children

Regular Price $17.99

Regular Price $22.99 CAD

Regular Price $17.99

Regular Price $22.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around January 5, 2011. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

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Jan 5, 2011

Page Count

352 Pages

ISBN-13

9780446504133

Description

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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Praise

"The Freakonomics of child rearing... a fantastic read... a wake-up call for parents."
Good Morning America
Astonishing... prepare to be slack-jawed... This tour de force is one of the best parenting psychology books in years and will likely be seismic in influence."
Library Journal (Starred Review)
"Blinding... Brilliant."


-- Washington Post
Compelling... Captivating... Explains cutting-edge research to the lay readership... It's riveting."


-- San Francisco Chronicle
"A highly readable Malcolm Gladwell-esque look at the social science of child rearing."


-- 'XX Factor,' Slate.com
"The most important book I've read this year... If you only read one thing I review, please make it this."
Wired
"Some of the most groundbreaking research on children conducted in years... will knock your socks off."
HuffingtonPost.com
"Engaging.... revelatory... A funny, clever, sensible book. Every parent should read it."
Financial Times
"Adds insight to irresistible nonfiction subject matter... destined to turn up in conversations among working parents."
Susan Dominus, New York Times
"The least touchy-feely [parenting book] ever... hard to put down and easy to take seriously."
"A.V. Club," The Onion
"Irresistible... [NurtureShock] will make you a better mom or dad without you even knowing it."
TheDailyBeast.com
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