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Author Bronson, Po, 1964-
Title NurtureShock : new thinking about children / Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman.
Published New York : Twelve, 2009.
Book Cover

 Floor3  HQ772 .B8455 2009    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, 336 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography 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 -- 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.
Subject Child development.
Child psychology.
Child rearing.
Related Names Merryman, Ashley.
Alternate Title Nurture shock
ISBN 0446504122
OCLC number 311262903