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
Nothing like a parenting manual, the authors' work is an insightful exploration of themes and issues that transcend children's (and adults') lives.
Born out of Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman's eye-opening and award-winning articles on child development and behavior for New York Magazine, NURTURESHOCK is a powerful paradigm-shifting look at how many of our preconceived notions about what is best for our children prove--under the harsh light of the latest science--to be completely misguided. For example, the authors provide stunning evidence that excessive praise can be harmful for a child's psyche, that siblings have the most abusive and least supportive relationships of children, and that tests designed to find "gifted" children are wildly inaccurate. NURTURESHOCK is a thoroughly researched and compulsively readable look at hidden aspects of both child-development and society's attitude towards children. It provides shocking revelations that will be of interest not only to parents, but to anyone trying to understand the consequences and secret side-effects of their own childhood.
- Family + Relationships, Psychology, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
- Psychotherapy / Child + Adolescent, Child Development, Developmental / Child, Family Law / Children, Parenting / General
- January 5, 2011
- January 5, 2011
- Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman