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4.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 5 4.38 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Medina Narrator: John Medina Publisher: Pear Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN:
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What's the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child's brain? What's the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know.

In his New York Times best seller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina told us how our brains really work - and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to 5. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control.

Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child's brain develops--and what you can do to optimize it.You will view your children - and how to raise them - in a whole new light.

You'll learn:

  • Where nature ends and nurture begins
  • Why men should do more household choresWhat you do when emotions run hot affects how your child turns out
  • TV is harmful for children under 2
  • Your child's ability to relate to others predicts her future math performance
  • Smart and happy are inseparable
  • Pursuing your child's intellectual success at the expense of his happiness achieves neither
  • Praising effort is better than praising intelligence
  • The best predictor of academic performance is not IQ. It's self control
  • What you do right now - before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and through the first five years - will affect your children for the rest of their lives.

Brain Rules for Baby is an indispensable guide.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 2/16/2014

    " One of the best parenting books I've read in ages--lots of amazing research combined with do-it-yourself suggestions. Some of the interesting research is shows that imaginative play in early childhood helps your child perform better in school than helping him learn the alphabet; how music lessons increase social success and friendships; and other cool things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kipbob | 1/27/2014

    " I told my daughter that I would care for her 10 month old son one day a week. I wanted a little fodder for how I could be a good papa. So. . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter | 1/16/2014

    " Fascinating look at the research surrounding babies' brain development. The author discusses practical things parents can do to raise smart children, happy children, and moral children. I strongly recommend this to any expectant parent or parent of young children. Unfortunately, despite claiming to be a"gumpy scientist" who only accepts studies that have been rigorously peer-reviewed and replicated, the author frequently explains in terms of fantastical evolutionary imaginations. For instance, the reason humans have such a long growth period after birth is because there was a "arms race" between the size of a baby's head and a woman's pelvis when humans started to walk upright. Nonetheless, his evolutionary explanations can be dismissed without loosing anything from the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 RiverinaRegional Library | 1/15/2014

    " Members of Riverina Regional Library reserve your copy now "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harry Kuperberg | 1/8/2014

    " Wonderful breezy style of writing for the layman, but chocked full of insights and recent studies in infant brain development research. Highly recommended. Now I want to read his "Brain Rules" book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hayley Lewis | 1/2/2014

    " Really eye-opening non-fiction. Good advice for new parents and people who like the psychology behind behavior and how to shape behavior. It read easily with pleasant antecdotes that made the book flow. Will be keeping for a reference as my child (and future children) hit toddler years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delia Mar | 12/28/2013

    " I truly enjoy this book with John medina 's humor and easy-to-digest writing style. One of best parenting books I have read as it illuminates the thinking process in little minds and illustrates w scientific approaches. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leo Polovets | 12/22/2013

    " Great combination of anecdotes, study results, and practical tips. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Asia | 12/5/2013

    " If you're looking for a quick read to update you on the newest research this is it. While it has a lot of the same information as other books, this one summarizes the science behind it and gives you the facts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 11/21/2013

    " Another great book by John Medina. It's definitely not a typical parenting book or instruction manual on how to produce smart kids. This book looks at how the brain develops and how best to foster the development of your little one's brain without reading like a neuroscience textbook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Dodd | 8/14/2013

    " A review of the latest research findings for raising a smart and happy kid. It's not about Baby Einstein or the most exclusive preschool. The top suggestions are a bit surprising. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 4/17/2013

    " Interesting research and theories about brain development. I read his Brain Rules book about adult memory/learning a while ago and enjoyed it too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dichotomy Girl | 3/18/2013

    " I never quite finished the last few chapters, but I really enjoyed the first 3/4 of the book. I read it while pregnant, and then the baby came, and then reading took a back burning for many months. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 1/12/2013

    " This is a pretty good basic intro to how children think and what the research says about how to help guide them, so they turn out to be happy, emotionally balanced kids...without being too preachy. It's basically child development/psychology for regular people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lillian Shuff | 1/1/2013

    " Fantastic! A wonderful summing up of how to enrich your child's life and help them develop into happy, fulfilled adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny Conatser | 9/24/2012

    " Not as engaging as "NurtureShock," but close. An excellent, informative read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sayoko | 6/29/2012

    " Useful information on discipline. Cites interesting studies on child development. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernadette | 4/18/2012

    " A great guide for new parents and grandparents, too. A lot of common sense techniques backed up by scientific research. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ✓ali | 3/5/2012

    " New parents/ parents to be must read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marietta Engle | 2/8/2012

    " Well written, objective basics. We listened to the audiobook on a long road trip, read by the author. He does a helpful job of summarizing his points at the end of each section, and again at the end of the book. I'm sure I will need to relisten though, once we get to another child development stage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marley | 5/16/2011

    " This book is so full of good information; every pregnant woman & parent of a kiddo should read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 3/29/2011

    " This book was fantastic - well written and researched with lots of humour. More importantly, however, it was practical and contained very useful information. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 3/22/2011

    " I loved reading this book. Scientific look at raising kids from a developmental molecular biologist. I have no clue yet if any of his hints will end up being helpful after our baby is born, but it game me a good perspective and place to start. And it was entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 3/13/2011

    " The BEST book about babies and parenting that I've come across. This fascinating book makes parenting suggestions based up on scores of brain research studies. I couldn't put this book down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carly | 3/11/2011

    " VERY informative. Has changed my perspectives/practices here at home. Lots of nerdy science, wish that was cut down a tad. I skipped over those parts mostly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 3/4/2011

    " Love, love, love this book. I constantly reference it when I am having hard times with my little one. It is easy to read and science and research based facts, so how can you argue! Really helpful to understand a child's mind and why they do what they do.....it really isn't to manipulate us, really! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 2/21/2011

    " This could be my new favorite of these types of books. Very readable, and yet everything was backed up by some very interesting studies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/14/2011

    " A bit gimmicky, but solid science and very applicable for you educators out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger | 2/12/2011

    " I really love John Medina's work and apply it to designing instruction that works in the best way for kids. There is a lot of scientific backing behind the advice he gives parents. Basically - be empathetic and praise effort instead of intelligence. "

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