Nurtureshock

Nurtureshock

New Thinking About Children

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Argues that popular nurture-based parenting techniques are proving unsuccessful because they fail to include key aspects of scientific research, in an analysis that covers such topics as aggression, intelligence, and moral behavior.

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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.

Publisher: New York : Hachette Audio, 2009
ISBN: 9781600248412
1600248411
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: Merryman, Ashley
Alternative Title: Nurture shock

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LaPhenixa
Nov 22, 2013

Wow! So many incredible ideas! Each chapter could be it's own book! Each claim is followed up with numerous studies and fully explored to understand the implications.

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kat_singer
Jun 09, 2013

Really helpful book. I listened to it on CD and I really appreciated all the insights I gleaned. It's also an easy read.

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martinmattj
Jan 18, 2013

This downloadable audio book is broken. I listened to the first 5 of 7 sections just fine. Section 6 of 7 starts back at chapter 9.

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