NurtureShock

New Thinking About Children

by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Hardcover, 336 pages, Grand Central Pub, List Price: $24.99 | purchase

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NurtureShock
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New Thinking About Children
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Paperback, 336 pages, Grand Central Pub, $14.99, published January 5 2011 | purchase

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NurtureShock
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New Thinking About Children
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Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

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Book Summary

Argues that popular nurture-based parenting techniques are proving unsuccessful because they fail to include key aspects of scientific research, in an analysis that covers such topics as aggression, intelligence, and moral behavior.

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Ada Calhoun, author of Instinctive Parenting, makes the case that children will turn out fine if parents simply trust their gut. But Po Bronson, co-author of NurtureShock, begs to differ — he says instincts may tell parents when something needs to be done, but not how to do it. He maintains experts are still relevant for that. hide caption

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