Giveaway: NutureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
Posted September 11, 2009on:
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% of kids think lying is morally wrong, then why do 98% 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’ve 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 children’s (and adults’) lives.
Thanks to Anna at Hachette, I have permission to give out 5 copies of NutureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman.
Giveaway ends October 6th at midnight EST. I will announce the winner on October 7th. Only open to residents of the US and Canada, no PO Boxes. Sorry international readers
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