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Nurtureshock : Why Everything We Thought About Children is Wrong

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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 into child development that have far-reaching relevance for us all.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 24mm | 240.4g
  • Ebury Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0091933781
  • 9780091933784
  • 34,946

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"The least touchy-feely [parenting book] ever... hard to put down and easy to take seriously."
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"An explosive new book... Many of the findings in Nurtureshock are not what we parents expect or want to hear, but we have to hear it" * Daily Mail * "A wake-up call for parents... the Freakonomics of child-rearing... a fantastic read" * Good Morning America * "The least touchy-feely [parenting book] ever... hard to put down and easy to take seriously." * A.V. Club,The Onion *
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About Ashley Merryman

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?
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