Welcome to Your Child’s Brain by Sandra Aamodt audiobook

Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College

By Sandra Aamodt, PhD and Sam Wang, PhD
Foreword by Ellen Galinsky
Read by Pete Larkin

Tantor Audio 9781608199334
9.51 Hours Unabridged
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How children think is one of the most enduring mysteries—and difficulties—encountered by parents. In an effort to raise our children smarter, happier, stronger, and better, parents will try almost anything, from vitamins to toys to DVDs. But how can we tell marketing from real science? And what really goes through your kid's growing mind—as an infant, in school, and during adolescence? Neuroscientists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang (who is also a parent) explain the facets and functions of the developing brain, discussing salient subjects such as sleep problems, language learning, gender differences, and autism. They dispel common myths about important subjects such as the value of educational videos for babies, the meaning of ADHD in the classroom, and the best predictor of academic success (hint: It's not IQ). Most of all, this book helps you know when to worry, how to respond, and, most important, when to relax. Welcome to Your Child's Brain upends myths and misinformation with practical advice, surprising revelations, and real, reliable science. It's essential reading for parents of children of any age, from infancy well into their teens.

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How children think is one of the most enduring mysteries—and difficulties—encountered by parents. In an effort to raise our children smarter, happier, stronger, and better, parents will try almost anything, from vitamins to toys to DVDs. But how can we tell marketing from real science? And what really goes through your kid's growing mind—as an infant, in school, and during adolescence?

Neuroscientists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang (who is also a parent) explain the facets and functions of the developing brain, discussing salient subjects such as sleep problems, language learning, gender differences, and autism. They dispel common myths about important subjects such as the value of educational videos for babies, the meaning of ADHD in the classroom, and the best predictor of academic success (hint: It's not IQ). Most of all, this book helps you know when to worry, how to respond, and, most important, when to relax.

Welcome to Your Child's Brain upends myths and misinformation with practical advice, surprising revelations, and real, reliable science. It's essential reading for parents of children of any age, from infancy well into their teens.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The authors are consummate myth busters: birth order, research reveals, has little impact on personality, and the left-brain is as emotionally charged as the right. In this info-packed text, Aamodt and Wang offer some familiar advice (e.g., no videos for children under two) as well as some thought-provoking revelations. Publishers Weekly
“Dr. Wang and Dr. Aamodt playfully and engagingly introduce us to the hidden talents of our children’s brains.” Dr. Mehmet Oz
“Cutting-edge research on the growing brain, from birth to the age of twenty-one…This is a useful companion guide for educators and families.” Nature
“A fresh approach to brain research…offering parents practical tips along the way…The authors are consummate myth busters: birth order, research reveals, has little impact on personality, and the left brain is as emotionally charged as the right….Thought-provoking revelations.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Sandra Aamodt PhD

Author Bio: Sandra Aamodt PhD

Sandra Aamodt, PhD, is the former editor-in-chief of Nature Neuroscience, the leading scientific journal in the field of brain research. During her career, she has read over five thousand neuroscience papers, given lectures at many universities, and attended over forty scientific meetings in ten countries. Her science writing has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, El Mundo, and the London Times. She lives in Northern California with her husband.

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Author Bio: Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D.

Author Bio: Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D.

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Author Bio: Sam Wang, Ph.D.

Author Bio: Sam Wang, Ph.D.

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Author Bio: Sam Wang PhD

Author Bio: Sam Wang PhD

Sam Wang, PhD, is an associate professor of neuroscience at Princeton University. He has published over fifty articles on the brain in leading scientific journals and has received numerous awards. His research and analysis has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and he has made numerous television and radio appearances, including on National Public Radio. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and daughter.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 9.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English