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    DescriptionOne of the most influential books about children ever published, NurtureShock offers a revolutionary new perspective on children that upends a library's worth of conventional wisdom. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, the authors 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, NurtureShock gets to the core of how we grow, learn and live. Released in hardcover in September 2009, NurtureShock remained on the New York Times best seller list for three months, and was one of Amazon's best selling books for 2009. The book has become a worldwide phenomenon with editions published around the world - in fifteen languages, to date. In addition to Bronson and Merryman's writings on praise -- first made famous in "New York "magazine -- there are nine more equally groundbreaking chapters. Among the topics covered: Why the most brutal person in a child's life is often a sibling, and how a single aspect of their preschool-aged play can determine their relationship as adults. When is it too soon - or too late - to teach a child about race? Children in diverse schools are less likely to have a cross-racial friendship, not more - so is school diversity backfiring? Millions of families are fighting to get their kids into private schools and advanced programs as early as possible. But schools are missing the best kids, 73% of the time - the new neuroscience explains why. Why are kids - even those from the best of homes - still aggressive and cruel? The answer is found in a rethinking of parental conflict, discipline, television's unexpected influence, and social dominance. Parents are desperate to jump-start infants' language skills. Recently, scientists have discovered a series of natural techniques that are astonishing in their efficacy - it's not baby videos, sign language, or even the richness of language exposure. It's nothing you've heard before.


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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: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780446504133
    ISBN 10: 0446504130
    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
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27210
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    BIC subject category V2: VFX
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T General Subject: 670
    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 2011
    Thema V1.0: VFX, JMC, JBSP1
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Time Warner Trade Publishing
    Imprint name
    Warner Books Inc
    Publication date
    05 January 2011
    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
    "The Freakonomics of child rearing... a fantastic read... a wake-up call for parents." "Good Morning America ""