NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children

NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children

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By (author) Po Bronson, By (author) Ashley Merryman

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  • Publisher: Warner Books Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 203mm x 25mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 5 January 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0446504130
  • ISBN 13: 9780446504133
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 13,732

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One 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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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?"

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"A highly readable Malcolm Gladwell-esque look at the social science of child rearing." -- 'XX Factor, ' Slate.com