Nothing like a parenting manual, the authors' work is an insightful exploration of themes and issues that transcend children's (and adults') lives.

Author: Po Bronson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446563321

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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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.
Categories: Psychology



Why Everything We Thought About Children is Wrong Ashley Merryman, Po Bronson ... “Nurture shock," as the term is generally used, refers to the panic— common among new parents—that the mythical fountain of knowledge is not magically ...

Author: Ashley Merryman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407079080

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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What if we told you... that dishonesty in children is a positive trait that arguing in front of your kids can make you a good role model and that if you praise your children you risk making them fail ...and it was all true? Using a cutting-edge combination of behavioural psychology and neuroscience, award-winning journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman have produced an innovative, counter-intuitive read that will change the way we interact with our children forever. They demonstrate that for years our best intentions with children have been our worst ideas, using break-through scientific studies to prove that our instincts and received wisdom are all wrong. Nurtureshock is the Freakonomics of childhood and adolescence, exploring logic-defying insights into child development that have far-reaching relevance for us all.
Categories: Social Science

Raising White Kids

Raising White Kids

Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children (New York: Twelve, 2009), 54. 2. David J. Kelly et al., “Three-month-olds, but not newborns, prefer own-race faces,” abstract, National Center for Biotechnology ...

Author: Jennifer Harvey

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781501856433

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 279

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This New York Times best-selling book is a guide for families, educators, and communities to raise their children to be able and active anti-racist allies. With a foreword by Tim Wise, Raising White Kids is for families, churches, educators, and communities who want to equip their children to be active and able participants in a society that is becoming one of the most racially diverse in the world while remaining full of racial tensions. For white people who are committed to equity and justice, living in a nation that remains racially unjust and deeply segregated creates unique conundrums. These conundrums begin early in life and impact the racial development of white children in powerful ways. What can we do within our homes, communities and schools? Should we teach our children to be “colorblind”? Or, should we teach them to notice race? What roles do we want to equip them to play in addressing racism when they encounter it? What strategies will help our children learn to function well in a diverse nation? Talking about race means naming the reality of white privilege and hierarchy. How do we talk about race honestly, then, without making our children feel bad about being white? Most importantly, how do we do any of this in age-appropriate ways? While a great deal of public discussion exists in regard to the impact of race and racism on children of color, meaningful dialogue about and resources for understanding the impact of race on white children are woefully absent. Raising White Kids steps into that void. "Most white Americans didn't get from our own families the concrete teaching and modeling we needed to be active in the work of racial justice ourselves, let alone to feel equipped now to talk about race with and teach anti-racism to our children. There is so much we need to learn and it's urgent that we do so. But the good news is: we can," says Jennifer Harvey.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Brain Framing

Brain Framing

The Brain and Goal Setting: Tap into the Rostral Lateral Prefrontal Cortex In the best-selling book NurtureShock: NewThinking About Children, there is a fascinating essay about self-control, and it applies to this section of Brain ...

Author: Dr. Linda Karges-Bone

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 9780787787073

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Brain Framing is a book of ideas for ?thinking about thinking? in the classroom, ideas to help us frame the brains of students in ways that are productive, powerful, and personal. This book will help teachers to engage brains in three fresh ways: framing student learning into more personalized experiences that utilize new research on the brain, the body, and the spirit; creating brain-friendly classroom environments that link sensory and cognitive experiences in ways that reduce stress for both the teacher and the student; and organizing content into meaningful ?chunks and layers? that fit into the unique frames of students? brains. Filled with a variety of new teaching strategies, curriculum-enhancing ideas, lesson-planning samples and reproducible templates based on current scientific research, Brain Framing is the perfect resource for any teacher who wants to begin ?planning with the brain in mind.?
Categories: Education

Helping Your Child with Language Based Learning Disabilities

Helping Your Child with Language Based Learning Disabilities

2009. NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children. New York: Twelve. Brooks, R., and S. Goldstein. 2003. The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life. New York: McGraw-Hill. Chall, J. S. 1983.

Author: Daniel Franklin

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781684031009

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Based in cutting-edge research in neuroscience, education, and the principles of attachment-based teaching, this important guide for parents offers tools and practices to help children transcend language-based learning difficulties, do better in school, and gain self-confidence and self-esteem. If your child has a language-based learning difficulty—such as dyscalculia, dyslexia, and auditory processing disorder—they may have to work twice as hard to keep up with their peers in school. Your child may also have feelings of frustration, anger, sadness, or shame as a result of their learning differences. As a parent, it hurts to see your child struggle. But the good news is that there are proven-effective strategies you can learn to help your child be their best. This book will show you how. Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities outlines an attachment-based approach to help your child succeed based in the latest research. This research indicates that a secure attachment relationship between you and your child actually optimizes their learning ability by enhancing motivation, regulating anxiety, and triggering neuroplasticity. In this book, you’ll discover why it’s so important to accurately assess your child, find new perspectives on LBLDs based on the most current studies, and discover tips and strategies for navigating school, home life, and your child’s future. Most importantly, you’ll learn how your own special bond with your child can help spark their interest in reading, writing, and math. Every child is unique—and every child learns in his or her own way. With this groundbreaking guide, you’ll be able to help your child thrive, in school and life.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Think Like a Baby

Think Like a Baby

33 Simple Research Experiments You Can Do at Home to Better Understand Your Child's Developing Mind Amber Ankowski, Andy Ankowski ... NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children. New York: Twelve. Eliot, Lise. 1999.

Author: Amber Ankowski

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613730669

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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Raising a baby is joyful, amazing . . . and ridiculously difficult. But with some insight into what's actually going on inside your little one's head, your job as a parent can become a little bit easier—and a lot more fun. In Think Like a Baby, coauthors Amber and Andy Ankowski—The Doctor and the Dad—show parents how to re-create classic child development experiments using common household items. These simple step-by-step experiments apply from the third trimester through age seven and beyond and help parents understand their children's physical, cognitive, language, and social development. Amazed parents won't just read about how their kids are behaving, changing, and thinking at various stages, they'll actually see it for themselves while interacting and having fun with them at the same time. Each experiment is followed by a discussion of its practical implications for parents, such as why to always bring more than one toy to a restaurant, which baby gadgets to buy (and which ones to avoid), how to get kids to be perfectly happy eating just half of their dessert, and much more.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Over 60 Techniques Activities Worksheets for Challenging Children Adolescents

Over 60 Techniques  Activities   Worksheets for Challenging Children   Adolescents

Defiant children: a clinician's manual for assessment and parent training. New York: The ... Nurtureshock: new thinking about children. ... Are you tired of nagging? get your kids to cooperate: how to raise well-behaved children.

Author: Susan Epstein

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 9781936128075

Category: Psychology

Page: 203

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Over the past 30 years we have seen a rise in explosive, challenging and resistant behaviors in children and adolescents. What use to work with difficult kids may not be working for professionals and parents alike. A new approach is needed that is tailored to the individual need and is directive, creative - and FUN. This cutting-edge tips workbook will guide professionals in working with children, adolescents and families across multiple settings and treatment modalities. Inside, find easy to use worksheets, handouts and step-by-step tips and proven techniques to foster the working relationship required to elicit change and healing.
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of Children and the Media

Handbook of Children and the Media

Respondent selection ensured an equal distribution of gender and age of children from ages 2 to 8. Findings in 2009 confirmed the results of the ... Bronson, P., & Merryman,A. (2009). Nurtureshock: New thinking about children. New ...

Author: Dorothy G. Singer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412982429

Category: Psychology

Page: 825

View: 203

'Handbook of Children and the Media' brings together the best-known scholars from around the world to summarize the current scope of the research in this field.
Categories: Psychology

Pedophilia and Adult Child Sex

Pedophilia and Adult   Child Sex

NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children. New York: Twelve, 2009. Buchanan, Allan. Ethics, Efficiency, and the Market. Totowa: Rowman and Allanheld, 1985. Buchanan, Allen, and Dan Brock. Deciding for Others: The Ethics of Surrogate ...

Author: Stephen Kershnar

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498504478

Category: Philosophy

Page: 169

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This book provides a philosophical analysis of adult–child sex and pedophilia. This sex intuitively strikes many people as sick, disgusting, and wrong. The problem is that it is not clear whether these judgments are justified and whether they are aesthetic or moral. By analogy, many people find it disgusting to view images of obese people having sex, but it is hard to see what is morally undesirable about such sex: here the judgment is aesthetic. This book looks at the moral status of such adult-child sex. In particular, it explores whether those who engage in adult-child sex have a disease, act wrongly, or are vicious. In addition, it looks at how the law should respond to such sex given the above analyses.
Categories: Philosophy

How To Raise An Adult

How To Raise An Adult

Bronson, “How Talk Your Kids: The Inverse of Praise,” New York, August 3, 2007. Bronson, Po, and Ashley Merryman. NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children (New York: Twelve, 2009). Brown, Brené.

Author: Julie Lythcott-Haims

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509818341

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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"For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood. In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.
Categories: Psychology