NurtureShock by Ashley Merryman audiobook

NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

By Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
Read by Po Bronson

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7.97 Hours Unabridged
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In a world of modern, involved, caring parents, why are so many kids aggressive and cruel? Where is intelligence hidden in the brain, and why does that matter? Why do cross-racial friendships decrease in schools that are more integrated? If 98 percent of kids think lying is morally wrong, then why do 98 percent of kids lie? What’s the single most important thing that helps infants learn language? NurtureShock is a groundbreaking collaboration between award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. They argue that when it comes to children we have mistaken good intentions for good ideas. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, they demonstrate that many of modern society’s strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring, because key twists in the science have been overlooked. Nothing like a parenting manual, the authors’ work is an insightful exploration of themes and issues that transcend the lives of children and adults. One of the most influential books about children ever published, NurtureShock offers a revolutionary new perspective on children that upends a library’s worth of conventional wisdom and gets to the core of how we grow, learn, and live.

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A New York Times bestseller

A Library Journal Best Book of 2009

An Audie Award Finalist

In a world of modern, involved, caring parents, why are so many kids aggressive and cruel? Where is intelligence hidden in the brain, and why does that matter? Why do cross-racial friendships decrease in schools that are more integrated? If 98 percent of kids think lying is morally wrong, then why do 98 percent of kids lie? What’s the single most important thing that helps infants learn language?

NurtureShock is a groundbreaking collaboration between award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. They argue that when it comes to children we have mistaken good intentions for good ideas. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, they demonstrate that many of modern society’s strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring, because key twists in the science have been overlooked.

Nothing like a parenting manual, the authors’ work is an insightful exploration of themes and issues that transcend the lives of children and adults. One of the most influential books about children ever published, NurtureShock offers a revolutionary new perspective on children that upends a library’s worth of conventional wisdom and gets to the core of how we grow, learn, and live.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Bronson's genial voice and enthusiasm work well as he narrates his and Merryman's paradigm-shifting text on parenting. In general, Bronson's energy will pull in listeners; he's at his best when discussing the theory and science behind it. His tone and emphasis help guide listeners through sometimes-complex subjects and terms. AudioFile
Bronson's genial voice and enthusiasm work well as he narrates his and Merryman's paradigm-shifting text on parenting. In general, Bronson's energy will pull in listeners; he's at his best when discussing the theory and science behind it. His tone and emphasis help guide listeners through sometimes-complex subjects and terms. AudioFile
“Adds insight to irresistible nonfiction subject matter…Destined to turn up in conversations among working parents.” New York Times
“Blinding…Brilliant.” Washington Post
“Compelling…Captivating…Explains cutting-edge research to the lay readership…It’s riveting.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Some of the most groundbreaking research on children conducted in years…will knock your socks off.” Huffington Post
“The Freakonomics of child rearing…A fantastic read…A wake-up call for parents.” Good Morning America
“The most important book I’ve read this year…If you only read one thing I review, please make it this.” Wired
“A boon for concerned parents.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“Thorough research backs up numerous cited case studies, experts’ findings, and examination of successful progressive programs at work in schools.” Publishers Weekly
“Astonishing…Prepare to be slack-jawed…This tour de force is one of the best parenting psychology books in years and will likely be seismic in influence.” Library Journal (starred review)
“A provocative collection of essays…A skilled, accessible presentation of scientific research in layman’s language.” Kirkus Reviews
“This is an important, thought-provoking book. The chapter on chronic sleep deprivation alone is worth the price. In comparison to thirty years ago, kids from kindergarten through high school are getting an hour less snooze time—which is negatively impacting IQ, knowledge retention, emotional well-being, attentiveness, and weight. The practical implications of such research are obvious—and our family recently made an important household change: earlier bedtimes for all, regardless of age.” Children’s Literature
“Irresistible…NurtureShock will make you a better mom or dad without you even knowing it.” TheDailyBeast.com

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 7.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English