- Publisher: Ebury Press
- Format: Paperback | 352 pages
- Dimensions: 135mm x 211mm x 28mm | 363g
- Publication date: 1 May 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0091933773
- ISBN 13: 9780091933777
- Edition statement: Trade Paperback.
- Sales rank: 94,775
What if we told you...that dishonesty in children is a positive trait...that arguing in front of your kids can make you a good role model...and that if you praise your children you risk making them fail...and it was all true? Using a cutting-edge combination of behavioural psychology and neuroscience, award-winning journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman have produced an innovative, counter-intuitive read that will change the way we interact with our children forever. They demonstrate that for years our best intentions with children have been our worst ideas, using break-through scientific studies to prove that our instincts and received wisdom are all wrong. Nurtureshock is the Freakonomics of childhood and adolescence, exploring logic-defying insights that have far-reaching relevance for us all.
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Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman's New York Magazine articles on the science of children have 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 have 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?