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Bronson, Po, 1964-
NurtureShock : new thinking about children / Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman
Alternate Title Nurture shock
1st trade ed
New York : Twelve, 2011, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HQ772 .B8455 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Child development
Child psychology
Child rearing
Physical Description xv, 336 p. ; 21 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-327) and index
Contents The inverse power of praise -- The lost hour -- Why white parents don't talk about race -- Why kids lie -- The search for intelligent life in kindergarten -- The sibling effect -- The science of teen rebellion -- Can self-control be taught? -- Plays well with others -- Why Hannah talks and Alyssa doesn't -- Conclusion : The myth of the supertrait
Summary Award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science of child development have been overlooked. The authors discuss the inverse power of praise, why insufficient sleep adversely affects kids' capacity to learn, why white parents don't talk about race, why kids lie, why evaluation methods for "giftedness" and accompanying programs don't work, and why siblings really fight
NOTE 500476
Alternate Author Merryman, Ashley

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