Tuesday, September 29, 2009

NutureShock - New Thinking About Children

I could not put down this fascinating book on the latest research regarding child development. What we've been told has been wrong. Chapters include - The Inverse Power of Praise - Sure, he's special. But new research suggests if you tell him that, you'll ruin him. It's a neurological fact. Another chapter - Why Kids Lie - We may treasure honesty, but the research is clear. Most classic strategies to promote truthfulness just encourage kids to be better liars.

A very shocking chapter - The Search for Intelligent Life in Kindergarten - Millions of kids are competing for seats in gifted programs and private schools. Admission officers say it's an art: new science says they're wrong, 73% of the time.

An easy read full of stunning and thought provoking research it will make you think hard about how you raise and interact with your children. A must addition for any parent's bookshelf.

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