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NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children Paperback - 2011

by Po Bronson; Ashley Merryman

In this groundbreaking collaboration, award-winning science journalists Bronson and Merryman argue that when it comes to children, good intentions have been mistaken for good ideas. They demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring.


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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.

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  • Title NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children
  • Author Po Bronson; Ashley Merryman
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition Reprint
  • Pages 352
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Twelve, Boston, MA, U.S.A.
  • Date 2011-01-05
  • ISBN 9780446504133 / 0446504130
  • Weight 0.61 lbs (0.28 kg)
  • Dimensions 7.9 x 5.1 x 1 in (20.07 x 12.95 x 2.54 cm)
  • Themes
    • Topical: Family
  • Library of Congress subjects Parenting, Child rearing
  • Dewey Decimal Code 305.231

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Citations

  • New York Times Book Review, 01/16/2011, Page 20

About the author

Po Bronson is the author of seven books, including What Should I Do with My Life?, a #1 New York Times bestseller with more than ten months on the list. Po has been on Oprah, on every national morning show, and on the cover of five magazines, including Wired and Fast Company. He is Strategy Director at IndieBio. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children. Ashley Merryman's journalism has appeared in Time, Newsweek, New York, the Washington Post, and many other venues. She lives in Los Angeles.
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