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NurtureShock by Po Bronson
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Nov 30, 2009

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Read in December, 2009

So far, this book is wonderful. Engaging science writing that changes your understanding of children and parenting. Did you know that telling your child she's smart will lead her to look at the world as things she's good at and not good at, and shun trying to learn things she's not good at? That children need sleep to store memories, and their IQs go down and their weight goes up when they don't get enough sleep? That if divided into groups by colored shirt, they will automatically think that everyone in their color is smart and nice, but only some of the other kids are. I didn't.

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