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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by RiverinaRegional Library | 1/15/2014

    " Members of Riverina Regional Library reserve your copy now "

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