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Author: Sam Wang, Sandra Aamodt Narrator: Pete Larkin Publisher: Tantor Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781452674964
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How children think is one of the most enduring mysteries—and difficulties—encountered by parents. In an effort to raise our children smarter, happier, stronger, and better, parents will try almost anything, from vitamins to toys to DVDs. But how can we tell marketing from real science? And what really goes through your kid's growing mind—as an infant, in school, and during adolescence? Neuroscientists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang (who is also a parent) explain the facets and functions of the developing brain, discussing salient subjects such as sleep problems, language learning, gender differences, and autism. They dispel common myths about important subjects such as the value of educational videos for babies, the meaning of ADHD in the classroom, and the best predictor of academic success (hint: It's not IQ). Most of all, this book helps you know when to worry, how to respond, and, most important, when to relax. Welcome to Your Child's Brain upends myths and misinformation with practical advice, surprising revelations, and real, reliable science. It's essential reading for parents of children of any age, from infancy well into their teens. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Dr. Wang and Dr. Aamodt playfully and engagingly introduce us to the hidden talents of our children’s brains.”

    Dr. Mehmet Oz

  • “Cutting-edge research on the growing brain, from birth to the age of twenty-one…This is a useful companion guide for educators and families.”


  • “A fresh approach to brain research…offering parents practical tips along the way…The authors are consummate myth busters: birth order, research reveals, has little impact on personality, and the left brain is as emotionally charged as the right….Thought-provoking revelations.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • The authors are consummate myth busters: birth order, research reveals, has little impact on personality, and the left-brain is as emotionally charged as the right. In this info-packed text, Aamodt and Wang offer some familiar advice (e.g., no videos for children under two) as well as some thought-provoking revelations. Publishers Weekly

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Charla | 10/21/2016

    " I do not typically like to write bad reviews remembering that people are different and when one may not like something, another may. However, this book was so poorly written that I dont mind making an exception. I love intelligently written books with great learning information. A lot of information in this book is simply not factual and is written in an extremely boring manner as well. This book has a very misleading title and I was unable to learn anything valuable about my child's brain. I hope this review helps someone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 6/4/2016

    " Excellent things, that every parent should know, before you even conceive your child. Great tips, since the time a woman is pregnant. :) "

About the Author

Sandra Aamodt, PhD, is the former editor-in-chief of Nature Neuroscience, the leading scientific journal in the field of brain research. During her career, she has read over five thousand neuroscience papers, given lectures at many universities, and attended over forty scientific meetings in ten countries. Her science writing has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, El Mundo, and the London Times. She lives in Northern California with her husband.

About the Narrator

Pete Larkin has narrated dozens of audiobook titles, won five Earphones Awards, and been a finalist in 2012 for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has been praised for his expert ability to speak in multiple accents. He is also an on-camera host and accomplished voice-over artist for hundreds of commercials and promos for a variety of companies, corporations, and governmental agencies. He was the public address announcer for the New York Mets and has worked as a radio jockey in New York, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.