Mike Padilla's Reviews > NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

NurtureShock by Po Bronson
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Aug 22, 2010

really liked it
Read in August, 2010

Not exactly shocking but some interesting studies are discussed. The chapters are conclusion free so you can read about the studies and decide their relevance which I liked. The book was slanted for yuppie extreme parents (e.g. parents with kids on pre-school waiting lists from birth) and it described the world in two races with little mention of ethnic and national origin differences. It did however acknowledge that fathers exist and are interested in raising children which is unusual for parenting books that only mention mothers. In the end, plenty of good info in the book but not ground breaking. Since I'm not a fan of titles that over sell the book, 4 stars for not being shocking.
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Anita Great review. I started it but have yet to finish it.


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