John Medina – Brain Rules for Baby


Whats the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a childs brain? Whats the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know.

In his New York Times best seller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina told us how our brains really workand why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to 5. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control.

Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a childs brain develops–and what you can do to optimize it.You will view your childrenand how to raise themin a whole new light.

Youll learn:

Where nature ends and nurture begins

Why men should do more household choresWhat you do when emotions run hot affects how your child turns out

TV is harmful for children under 2

Your childs ability to relate to others predicts her future math performance

Smart and happy are inseparable

Pursuing your childs intellectual success at the expense of his happiness achieves neither

Praising effort is better than praising intelligence

The best predictor of academic performance is not IQ. Its self control

What you do right nowbefore pregnancy, during pregnancy, and through the first five yearswill affect your children for the rest of their lives.

Brain Rules for Baby is an indispensable guide.

Author: John Medina
Narrator: John Medina
Duration: 8 hours 29 minutes
Released: 10 Mar 2011
Publisher: Pear Press
Language: English

User Review:

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This book is more than just information for growing the minds of babies. This book covers pre-pregnancy through life. Of course most of the concepts are focused on the early stages of life, but this is an important book for anymore who raises, works with, or interacts with kids on an occasional basis. I loved it!