NurtureShock by Po Bronson
New Thinking About Children

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In 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.
 

About Po Bronson

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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?
 
Published August 14, 2009 by Twelve. 319 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The authors urge parents to ignore common assumptions about children in favor of the latest social science, much of it counterintuitive.

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The Guardian

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This book has been hailed as "a wake-up call for parents" and "the Freakonomics of child-rearing".

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The Wall Street Journal

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Turns out that it's not so much the number of words kids hear that matters but the responsiveness of adults to a child's words and explorations.

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AV Club

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Some fresh thoughts on human development help explain why people experience things the way they do.

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Christian Science Monitor

(Depressing, no?) And now a new book coming out by researchers from University of California, Los Angeles, and Connecticut College – “Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century” – details just how much clutter, and promises to take a sharp look at the impact of all this stuff on daily family life.

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Racism Review

She first asked the children questions about “How many White people are nice?” and “How many Black people are nice?” (and similar questions with other adjectives), with options from “almost all” to “none” offered to children.

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Working Mums Magazine

Inevitably, the backlash follows and it is no surprise that this book has been praised by no less an arbiter of good research than the Daily Mail, one of the main newspapers to run and run with the MMR research debacle.

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