Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded) by John Medina audiobook

Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded): How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

By John Medina
Read by John Medina

Pear Press 9780983263388
9.42 Hours Unabridged
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What’s the single mostimportant thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching television do to achild’s brain? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know. In his NewYork Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr.John Medina showed us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesignour workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raisesmart and happy children from zero to five years old. This book is destined torevolutionize parenting.  Brain Rules for Baby bridgesthe gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Throughfascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist anddad, unravels how a child’s brain develops—and what you can do to optimize it. You will view yourchildren—and how to raise them—in a whole new light. You’ll learn: where nature ends and nurture begins; why men should do more household chores; what you do when emotions run hot affects how your baby behaves; television is harmful for children under two years of age; your child’s ability to relate to others predicts his/her future math performance; “smart” and “happy” are inseparable, and pursuing your child’s intellectual success at the expense of his/her happiness achieves neither; praising effort is better than praising intelligence; the best predictor of academic performance is not IQ but self-control. What you do right now—before pregnancy, duringpregnancy, and through the first five years—will affect your children for therest of their lives. Brain Rules for Baby is an indispensable guide.

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Summary

What’s the single mostimportant thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching television do to achild’s brain? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know.

In his NewYork Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr.John Medina showed us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesignour workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raisesmart and happy children from zero to five years old. This book is destined torevolutionize parenting. 

Brain Rules for Baby bridgesthe gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Throughfascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist anddad, unravels how a child’s brain develops—and what you can do to optimize it.

You will view yourchildren—and how to raise them—in a whole new light. You’ll learn:

  • where nature ends and nurture begins;
  • why men should do more household chores;
  • what you do when emotions run hot affects how your baby behaves;
  • television is harmful for children under two years of age;
  • your child’s ability to relate to others predicts his/her future math performance;
  • “smart” and “happy” are inseparable, and pursuing your child’s intellectual success at the expense of his/her happiness achieves neither;
  • praising effort is better than praising intelligence;
  • the best predictor of academic performance is not IQ but self-control.

What you do right now—before pregnancy, duringpregnancy, and through the first five years—will affect your children for therest of their lives. Brain Rules for Baby is an indispensable guide.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If you've no room for another brain-development title, weed an old one to make room for this. Covering such topics as pregnancy, relationships, and ‘moral’ babies, the book will educate even the most learned parents. Medina's humorous, conversational style make this an absolute please to read.” Library Journal
“Dr. Medina hits the nail on the head with ‘Brain Rules for Baby.’ We are always looking for ways to make our kids smarter, better, happier. Medina gives such practical, usable advice and tips.” Nina L. Shapiro, MD, UCLA School of Medicine
“An engaging and fun-to-read translation of the best research on child development and effective parenting. I gave Dr. Medina's book to my own son.” Ginger Maloney, PhD, The Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy
“John Medina uses a very readable and refreshing style to present parenting strategies in the context of factual scientific information.” Jadene Wong, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 9.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English