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NurtureShock by Po Bronson
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Dec 10, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: child-rearing
Read in December, 2009

I found this book to be a fascinating discussion of how children develop, based on current research. That sounds dry, though, and this book certainly isn't dry.

NurtureShock covers topics affiliated with child rearing from infanthood through adolescence. (Truthfully, I could even extrapolate a little advice for myself, as an adult.) It's not so much a "do it this way or your children will fail" book as it is a "research has shown that handling [insert topic here:] in this way, rather than in that way, will actually help children develop the skill or trait that you are trying to encourage in them."

Subjects covered include developing self motivation, self confidence, social skills, and intelligence.

If you are raising or have raised children or grandchildren, if you are a teacher or mentor, or if you are just fascinated with how humans develop mentally and psychologically, be sure you pick up this book as soon as possible.

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