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    DescriptionIn 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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    Title
    NurtureShock
    Subtitle
    New Thinking about Children
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Po Bronson, By (author) Ashley Merryman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780446504126
    ISBN 10: 0446504122
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC E4L: CHI
    BIC subject category V2: JFSP1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JMC
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    BIC subject category V2: VFX
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T General Subject: 670
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17210
    B&T Approval Code: A11441500
    BISAC V2.8: FAM034000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 305.231
    DC21: 305.231
    B&T Approval Code: A97242400
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY004000, SOC047000
    LC classification: HQ772 .B8455 2009
    Thema V1.0: VFX, JMC, JBSP1
    Publisher
    Time Warner Trade Publishing
    Imprint name
    Warner Books Inc
    Publication date
    03 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman's New York Magazine articles on the science of children won the magazine journalism award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as the Clarion Award from the Association for Women in Communications. Their articles for "Time "Magazine won the award for outstanding journalism from the Council on Contemporary Families. Bronson has authored five books, including the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "What Should I Do With My Life?"
    Review quote
    "As he did in What Should I Do With My Life?, his 2002 bestseller, Bronson has adroitly polished a fairly unoriginal subject into high-gloss pop psychology. This isn't the big news of the day, but the small, consequential news that affects our daily lives; it's the stuff of breakfast shows and private-school parenting seminars. It's 'What Should I Do With My Kids?'" "The New York Times Review of Books""