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NurtureShock : new thinking about children

Author: Po Bronson; Ashley Merryman
Publisher: New York, NY : Twelve, 2011 ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First trade editionView all editions and formats
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One of the most influential books about children ever published, NutureShock 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Informational works
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Po Bronson; Ashley Merryman
ISBN: 0446504130 9780446504133
OCLC Number: 618326381
Description: xv, 336 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface: Cary Grant is at the door --
Introduction: Why our instincts about children can be so off the mark --
1. The inverse power of praise: Sure, he's special. But new research suggests if you tell him that, you'll ruin him. It's a neurobiological fact --
2. The lost hour: Around the world, children get an hour less sleep than they did thirty years ago. The cost: IQ points, emotional well-being, ADHD, and obesity. --
3. Why white parents don't talk about race: Does teaching children about race and skin color make them better off or worse? --
4. Why kids lie: We may treasure honesty, but the research is clear. Most classic strategies to promote truthfulness just encourage kids to be better liars. --
5. The search for intelligent life in kindergarten: Millions of kids are competing for seats in gifted programs and private schools. Admissions officers say it's an art: new science says they're wrong, 73% of the time. --
6. The sibling effect: Freud was wrong. Shakespeare was right. Why siblings really fight. --
7. The science of teen rebellion: Why, for adolescents, arguing with adults is a sign of respect, not disrespect - and arguing is constructive to the relationship, not destructive. --
8. Can self-control be taught?: Developers of a new kind of preschool keep losing their grant money - the students are so successful they're no longer "at-risk enough" to warrant further study. What's their secret? --
9. Plays well with others: Why modern involved parenting has failed to produce a generation of angels. --
10. Why Hannah talks and Alyssa doesn't: Despite scientists' admonitions, parents still spend billions every year on gimmicks and videos, hoping to jump-start infants' language skills. What's the right way to accomplish this goal? --
Conclusion : The myth of the supertrait.
Other Titles: Nurture shock
Responsibility: Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman.

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One of the most influential books about children ever published, NutureShock 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. -- From back cover.

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