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NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.29 (9,867 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Po Bronson Narrator: Po Bronson Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Julievila | 2/1/2014

    " Holy cow! So much information and so many personal thoughts. Someone remind me to read this again in 5 years when I have teens and tweens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by HippieMommy | 1/31/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. I think that part of what I loved so much about it is that it helped me to reconsider some of my well-intentioned (but perhaps "wrong") thoughts and actions. I would recommend this book to all parents and to those who work with children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Mark | 1/21/2014

    " I enjoyed this book and only wished I'd read it much earlier in my life as a parent. I've already attempted to adjust how I encourage my children and compliment them. Well written and worth reading for parents and parents to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Desiree Loeven | 1/6/2014

    " Info book. Some good, new parenting info with solid research, as well as some shaky connections with just as much research. Above and beyond common reasoning in some parts, and answered some of my own troubling parental questions about over-praising,the 'rebellious' years, and how to best teach self control. My favorite part is 1. Intelligence is malleable and growable and 2. Executive functioning and stick-to-it-tiveness can be enhanced through regular planning and activities. Recommend, with a mind to harvest the best bits. "

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About the Author
Author Po Bronson

Po Bronson is the author of five books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller What Should I Do With My Life? His New York magazine articles with Ashley Merryman on the science of parenting have won the Magazine Journalism Award and a Clarion Award. Their articles for Time magazine have won the award for outstanding journalism from the Council on Contemporary Families. Bronson lives in San Francisco, with his wife and two children.