Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting.
Author: John Medina
Publisher: Pear Press
Category: Family & Relationships
What’s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child’s brain? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know. In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child’s brain develops – and what you can do to optimize it. You will view your children—and how to raise them—in a whole new light. You’ll learn: Where nature ends and nurture begins Why men should do more household chores What you do when emotions run hot affects how your baby turns out, because babies need to feel safe above all TV is harmful for children under 2 Your child’s ability to relate to others predicts her future math performance Smart and happy are inseparable. Pursuing your child’s intellectual success at the expense of his happiness achieves neither Praising effort is better than praising intelligence The best predictor of academic performance is not IQ. It’s self-control What you do right now—before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and through the first five years—will affect your children for the rest of their lives. Brain Rules for Baby is an indispensable guide.
Is it true that men and women have different brains? In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work.
Author: John Medina
Publisher: Pear Press
Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget—and so important to repeat new knowledge? Is it true that men and women have different brains? In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule—what scientists know for sure about how our brains work—and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives. Medina’s fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science. You’ll learn why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. You’ll peer over a surgeon’s shoulder as he proves that most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You’ll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can’t tie his own shoes. You will discover how: Every brain is wired differently Exercise improves cognition We are designed to never stop learning and exploring Memories are volatile Sleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learn Vision trumps all of the other senses Stress changes the way we learn In the end, you’ll understand how your brain really works—and how to get the most out of it.
In this expanded edition — which includes additional information on the brain rules and a new chapter on music — you will discover how every brain is wired differently, why memories are volatile, and how stress and sleep can influence ...
Author: John Medina
Publisher: Scribe Publications
An updated and expanded edition of the international bestseller Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details that every business leader, parent, and teacher should know — for instance, that physical activity helps to get your brain working at its best. How do we learn? What do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multitasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget — and so important to repeat new information? In Brain Rules, Dr John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in brain science, and how it can influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule — what scientists know for sure about how our brains work — and offers transformative ideas for our daily lives. In this expanded edition — which includes additional information on the brain rules and a new chapter on music — you will discover how every brain is wired differently, why memories are volatile, and how stress and sleep can influence learning. By the end, you’ll understand how your brain really works — and how to get the most out of it.
Series of five videos about brain development from the baby's brain to the aging brain. Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service. ... Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded): How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five.
Author: Gilbert, Anne Green
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Category: Performing Arts
Anne Green Gilbert’s Brain-Compatible Dance Education, Second Edition, strikes the perfect balance between hard science and practicality, making it an ideal resource for dance educators working with dancers of all ages and abilities. Gilbert presents the latest brain research and its implications for dance educators and dancers. She makes the research findings accessible and easy to digest, always connecting the science to the teaching and learning that takes place in classrooms and studios.
Brain rules for baby: How to raise a smart and happy child from zero to five (updated and expanded). ... Guidance Consideration: If Forrest begins to violate the rule and tries to drive the tricycle in the sand, get on his level and ...
Author: Terri Jo Swim
Publisher: Cengage Learning
INFANTS AND TODDLERS: CAREGIVING AND RESPONSIVE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, 9th Edition, guides readers through the acquisition of skills necessary to provide high-quality care for infants and toddlers in any educational setting. This edition's new subtitle better reflects the book's goal of providing appropriate caregiving and educational techniques, as well as curriculum ideas, for infants and toddlers from birth to age three. Overviews of key child care philosophies as they relate to the child, the caregiver, and parent involvement are presented along with case studies and lesson plans that help students translate theory into practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The motivation breakthrough: 6 secrets to turning on the tunedout child. New York, NY: Touchstone. ... Medina, J. (2014) (Updated and Expanded). Brain rules: 12 principles for surviving and thriving at work, home, and school.
Author: Sally A. Spencer
Publisher: Corwin Press
Unlock hidden writing skills in all learners through UDL! The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for writing are promising but are challenging to implement, especially for struggling students. Sally A. Spencer demonstrates the promise of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework for making the CCSS writing and language standards accessible to all kids. Educators who utilize these strategies will know: How to leverage the strengths of students to optimize writing instruction and overcome their weaknesses The ways UDL can minimize the roadblocks in CCSS implementation How to - and how not to - use technology to teach writing and language conventions
While still providing reassuring advice on age-old topics such as caring for a new baby, as well as accidents, illness, and injuries, this book also contains expanded information in many new areas, including: • Cutting-edge medical ...
Author: Benjamin Spock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
OVER 50 MILLION COPIES IN PRINT! THE CLASSIC THAT CONTINUES TO GROW WITH THE TIMES! For sixty-five years, parents have relied on the expert advice of renowned pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock. But while children never change, issues and concerns do. Dr. Robert Needlman, himself a top-notch pediatrician, has newly updated and expanded this timeless classic to speak to any parent who is raising children in our rapidly changing world. While still providing reassuring advice on age-old topics such as caring for a new baby, as well as accidents, illness, and injuries, this book also contains expanded information in many new areas, including: • Cutting-edge medical opinion on immunizations • Obesity and nutrition • Cultural diversity and nontraditional family structures • Children's learning and brain development • The newest thinking on children with special needs • Environmental health • Increasingly common disorders such as ADHD, depression, and autism— including medications and behavioral interventions • Children and the media, including electronic games • Coping with family stress • And much, much more With an updated glossary of common medications and an authoritative list of the most reliable online resources, this invaluable guide is still the next best thing to Dr. Spock's #1 rule of parenting: “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”
Brain rules: 12 principles for surviving and thriving at work, home, and school (Updated and expanded ed.). Seattle, WA: Pear Press. ... The effects of contrasting styles of adult-child interaction on children's curiosity.
Author: Wendy L. Ostroff
Curiosity comes from within—we just have to know how to unleash it. We learn by engaging and exploring, asking questions and testing out answers. Yet our classrooms are not always places where such curiosity is encouraged and supported. Cultivating Curiosity in K–12 Classrooms describes how teachers can create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise, where inquiry guides authentic learning. Award-winning educator Wendy L. Ostroff shows how to foster student curiosity through exploration, novelty, and play; questioning and critical thinking; and experimenting and problem solving. With techniques to try, scaffolding advice, and relevant research from neuroscience and psychology, this book will help teachers harness the powerful drive in all learners—the drive to know, understand, and experience the world in a meaningful way.
motor regions of the brain and also the brains that resemble ours in their general auditory and visual regions are at a ... rule for brain weight at functions expanded dramatically , while those birth holds for primates generally .
Author: Robert Melillo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, asperger's syndrome, and autism, to name but a few, may be viewed as points on a spectrum of developmental disabilities in which those points share features in common and possibly etiology as well, varying only in severity and in the primary anatomical region of dysfunctional activity. This text focuses on alterations of the normal development of the child. A working theory is presented based on what we know of the neurological and cognitive development in the context of evolution of the human species and its brain. In outlining our theory of developmental disabilities in evolutionary terms, the authors offer evidence to support the following notions: Bipedalism was the major reason for human neocortical evolution; Cognition evolved secondary and parallel to evolution of motricity; There exists an overlap of cognitive and motor symptoms; Lack of thalamo-cortical stimulation, not overstimulation, is a fundamental problem of developmental disabilities; A primary problem is dysfunctions of hemisphericity; Most conditions in this spectrum of disorders are the result of a right hemisphericity; Environment is a fundamental problem; All of these conditions are variations of the same problem; These problems are correctable; Hemisphere specific treatment is the key to success.
Updated coverage of Experience and Brain Development New coverage of Sleep and Brain Development Updated coverage of ... Hand Preference and Language Development in Infancy Updated and expanded Motor Development as a Dynamic System ...
Author: Tara L. Kuther
Publisher: SAGE Publications
In the Second Edition of her award-winning, chronologically organized text, Lifespan Development: Lives in Context, author and teacher Tara L. Kuther explores the dynamic interactions between individuals, our genetic makeup, and the diverse contexts that shape our growth and development at every stage of life. With a clear and approachable writing style, Kuther integrates current research findings with foundational, classic theory and research to present a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the field. The book is organized around part-level overviews brought to life in Dr. Kuther’s Chalk Talks, brief animations narrated by the author. Within each chapter, Lives in Context Video Cases spotlight real individuals’ contexts and experiences to bring key concepts home. Lively feature boxes and critical thinking questions encourage students to compare concepts, apply theoretical perspectives, and consider applications of research findings in their own lives and future careers.
Perhaps, then, no special explanation is necessary to account for the lagtime between brain expansion and major innovations. ... It takes time for ecological selection pressures to build in new rules of conduct and concepts. Expanded ...
Author: Del Thiessen
Bittersweet Destiny combines discourse on the evolution of human behavior with a philosophical perspective. It explores evolutionary theory aimed at determining human behavior. Del Thiessen presents this material against the broad background of everyday life, allowing the reader to see the theory of evolution as it has shaped his or her own behavior. However, he points out that when evolutionary theory is aimed at human behavior, the critics object, and controversy results. Thiessen argues that nothing in our lives makes sense unless we look at it through a biological lens. We can thereby understand our origin, our affiliation with all animals and plants, and our cultural destination. However, we can also discover a dark side to our destiny—our favoritism to those who share our own genes, our ability to deceive, and our capacity for abuse, rape, and murder. Good, bad, and indifferent, we serve the replication of our DNA. Critics extrapolate evolutionary theory to a wide range of animal species, and even human morphology and physiology, but when the same perspective is applied to human behavior there is strong dissent. What these critics fear, according to Thiessen, is that accepting evolutionary notions about human behavior strikes at the heart of free will, self-determination, and social equality. Bittersweet Destiny describes the heroic efforts of naturalists Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace to unlock the secrets of evolution. It continues with a vivid description of our fossil history and our chance beginnings. From there the story implicates disease processes in evolution, highlights our rational and irrational nature, focuses on those characteristics of brain evolution and language that make us distinctive, and illustrates our most basic survival and reproductive mechanisms. Thiessen warns the reader that things are as they are no matter what we might wish; we ignore facts and controversy at our own risk. This book will be significant to anthropologists, psychologists, biologists, and sociologists.
A liberal , on the other hand , favors higher taxes in order to fund the expanded government enterprises he advocates . ... more readily and are better positioned to establish fair rules that all citizens and companies should play by .
Author: Ron Lipsman
Publisher: Ron Lipsman
Category: Political Science
"Talk radio hosts seem to believe conservatives are from Mars and liberals are from Venus-two different species, in other words. Ron Lipsman's new book uses a mix of rational analysis and personal history to suggest there may be deeper psychological laws at work here that help shape our worldviews. He's on to something " -Elias Crim, Publishing Consultant. Professor Lipsman argues for a correlation between age and political philosophy, which asserts that young people tend to gravitate toward liberalism while older people are usually more comfortable with conservatism; and that, additionally, among the people who change their political preference over time, more go from liberal to conservative than vice versa; and finally, he assesses the strengths of these trends; examines the most interesting counter-examples to these trends--namely, premature conservatives and aging liberals-and explains what motivates them; presents a history of the liberal/conservative divide in America and then augments it with an assessment of its current status as well as a prediction of its future; "An insightful and witty examination of the values and beliefs that divide liberals and conservatives in America today. A penetrating look at the concept of the 'aging liberal', especially as it pertains to the Jewish and academic communities." -Bruce Bartlett, nationally syndicated columnist
State departments of education continue to develop rules and regulations for provision of services to this population. ... Standards are developed in several areas: • Staff Composition and Education • Provisions for the Child or ...
Author: Jean Blosser
Publisher: Plural Publishing
Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Proactive Intervention, Third Edition presents a unique philosophy for assessing and treating children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury. The text is written for the many service providers and families who support children or adolescents with TBI. The road to recovery after an injury or illness can be challenging and complicated. The authors' proactive approach encourages strong collaborative partnerships that encourage family, healthcare, and education providers to join forces in order to acquire the insights, knowledge, and tools needed to identify problems and implement personalized solutions. Readers will gain valuable resources and information about extending services beyond the walls of hospital and school settings. The authors stress the importance of focusing on cognitive-communication skills and supporting reintegration and functional success in home, school, community and work situations. The authors build readers' understanding of the causes, characteristics, and impact of pediatric TBI. Functional assessment and treatment approaches are recommended to facilitate positive reintegration experiences. The text illustrates the challenges students face when confronted with demands and expectations in social and academic situations. Educators and healthcare providers will recognize the value of interprofessional collaboration and be motivated to employ problem solving approaches. Key Features Provides practical resources, forms, and handouts that can be personalized and shared with families and colleaguesPresents a framework for developing Individualized Transition and Individual Family Service PlansRecommends topics for professional developmentIncludes information on returning to learning following concussion
The Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1983 (PL 98-199) expanded incentives for preschool education, ... and provide rules and regulations for implementing the laws that can affect how children qualify for special services.
Author: Thomas H. Ollendick
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
In our first edition of the Handbook in 1983, we the origins and course(s) of maladaptive behav ior, whatever the causes, whatever the age of on noted that child psychopathology should no longer be viewed as a downward extension of set, whatever the transformations in behavioral adult psychopathology. Rather, we suggested expression, and however complex the develop that children should be viewed as children, not mental pattern may prove to be. It strives to inte as miniature adults, and that a merger of the dis grate these two disciplines in an intimate and of ciplines of clinical child psychology and devel tentimes complex manner. opmental psychology must occur for this evolu Careful attention to issues of development and tion to be fully realized. In the second edition of other contextual issues relevant to children, ad the Handbook in 1989, we asserted that the syn olescents, and their families guided us in our ef thesis of these two fields of inquiry was under forts to solicit contributors for this third edition.
Female reproductive biology may share similarities the world over, but cultural rules and practices are the primary ... The continued growth of the brain after birth occurs at a rate far greater than that of any other part of the body, ...
Author: Robert Jurmain
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Social Science
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Modern parenting may hinder brain development, research suggests. Science News January 7, 2013 5 Cathy Gulli. The collapse of parenting: Why it's time for parents to grow up. Macleans 2016-01-07 6 Jones, R. Primate Cognition Rules and ...
Author: Stephen Gislason
Publisher: Persona Digital
Category: Family & Relationships
A book for parents, teachers and other professionals by Stephen Gislason MD. The book is available in print form and as a PDF file for download. Click the links to the left to read topics from the book. Parents receive a lot of advice from many people. Popular magazines and books offer a continuous stream of conflicting advice. Professionals have a variety of opinions about child-rearing that range from helpful suggestions to misleading and even bizarre ideas. Child psychology is an eclectic assembly of ideas, miscellaneous observations, opinions, fears and irrational beliefs. Confusion prevails in education about what children should learn and how they should learn it. If psychologists, physicians, and educators are confused, what about parents? The best parents are pragmatic and not theorists. They stay involved with their children, follow some basic guidelines they learned and tend to do whatever works. Good parents improvise childcare with a combination of innate generosity, common sense, love and concessions to the demands of modern life. In this book, I develop a perspective based on understanding human nature. The deep lineage for every human is lies in the interaction of many layers of biological determinants. The culture of parents, schools and community impose a second lineage on a child that sets limits on the form and content of learning. A family is any combination of adults and children that creates a stable home. The essence of family is caring and nurturing. We are social creatures. Children are innately social, but need to learn what we are doing these days. The learning requirement is greater than ever before, because we now depend on complicated technologies and must learn to interact with a great number of other humans who will be different from us in many ways. To include more humans in the family of man as constructive peaceful contributors, each child must receive loving care, the right food, sophisticated education, opportunities for employment and the freedom to express his or her version of humanity. Thoughtful, well-educated and affluent parents have the opportunity to understand their responsibilities, to plan and allocate resources for an unborn child. A good parent faces a continuous series of challenges and problems that need solutions. Parenting is not an easy job. A realistic understanding of human nature will help parents to guide their children toward success.
New, Revised, and Expanded Edition Richard Ferber. 18 SOLVE YOUR CHILD'S SLEEP PROBLEMS your name will no longer easily rouse you, as they would from Stage II sleep; instead, you may be oblivious to the sound. However, if a stimulus is ...
Author: Richard Ferber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
Does your child Have difficulty falling asleep? Wake in the middle of the night? Suffer sleep terrors, sleepwalking, or nighttime fears? Have difficulty waking for school or staying awake in class? Snore, wet the bed, or head bang? In the first major revision of his bestselling, groundbreaking classic since it was published twenty years ago, Dr. Richard Ferber, the nation's foremost authority on children's sleep problems, delivers safe, sound ideas for helping your child fall and stay asleep at night and perform well during the day. Incorporating new research, Dr. Ferber provides important basic information that all parents should know regarding the nature of sleep and the development of normal sleep and body rhythms throughout childhood. He discusses the causes of most sleep problems from birth to adolescence and recommends an array of proven solutions for each so that parents can choose the strategy that works best for them. Topics covered in detail include: Bedtime difficulties and nighttime wakings Effective strategies for naps Sleep schedule abnormalities A balanced look at co-sleeping New insights into the nature of sleep terrors and sleepwalking Problems in setting limits Sleep apnea, narcolepsy, bed-wetting, and head banging Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems offers priceless advice and concrete help for a whole new generation of anxious, frustrated, and overtired parents.
One of Bill's major contributions was the enormous enhancement of Canadian and international Child Neurology. Bill's predecessor, Dr. Stobo Prichard, was a pioneer of Child Neurology in Canada and Bill continued and expanded this domain ...
Author: Stephen M Ashwal
Publisher: Academic Press
Child Neurology: Its Origins, Founders, Evolution and Growth, Second Edition updates the first biographical study of important contributors to the field of child neurology, consisting of over 250 biographical sketches written by over 100 physicians specializing in neurology, child neurology, pediatrics and obstetrics. Organized chronologically into six chapters, beginning before 1800 and continuing to the present, Child Neurology traces the emergence of child neurology as a separate specialty from its roots in pediatrics and neurology. With a definitive historical introduction by the editor, Dr. Stephen Ashwal. This new edition will feature a new section on The Dynamic Growth and Expansion of Child Neurology: The Late Twentieth Century (1960 to 2000+) and features about 138 new biographical sketches of leaders in the field during this recent time frame. Child Neurology: Its Origins, Founders, Evolution and Growth, Second Edition will be published on behalf of the Child Neurology Society, a professional society that strives to foster recognition and support for children with neurological disorders and to promote and exchange national and international scientific research, education, and training in the field of neurology. Identifies top contributors to child neurology research from the 1800s to today Includes 175+ biographical sketches of contributors and their scientific research Contains 60 new biographies on contributors from the late 20th and early 21st centuries Authored by physicians and published by the Child Neurology Society