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Nurture Shock (Korean Edition) by Po Bronson

Nurture Shock (Korean Edition) (edition 2009)

by Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman

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Title:Nurture Shock (Korean Edition)
Authors:Po Bronson
Other authors:Ashley Merryman
Info:Mulpurae (2009), Paperback, 390 pages
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Tags:Non Fiction, parenting, read in 2010, autograph

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NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson

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Interesting bits of research sort of cobbled together. Not very cohesive or shockingly new. ( )
  swati.ravi | Feb 9, 2015 |
One of the best books about parenting that I've ever read -- simply because it isn't advice, it's information. ( )
  amydelpo | Dec 9, 2014 |
I read this around the time that I first became a parent, and so everything was so eye-opening and thrilling, from the way that children learn their first language, to the way that teenagers' sleep patterns differ from everyone else's. Written in the same New-Yorker style popularised by Gladwell, it never gets too bogged down in technical language either. ( )
1 vote soylentgreen23 | Nov 8, 2014 |
A great book and I appreciated much of the parenting advice (backed up by some research) from the authors. There were a few chapters that I found somewhat odd, but overall it's a good book. ( )
  piersanti | Sep 28, 2014 |
I've been quoting anecdotes and studies from the blog created by Bronson and Merryman to promote Nurtureshock for nearly a year. So when I saw the paperback sitting on one of the "featured" tables at my local Schuler's Bookstore, I figured it was about time I actually bought the book.

I was a little disappointed by how much of the material was already familiar. In particular, the chapter on race held very little information for anyone who had followed the blog. However, even if the entire book had been similarly over-exposed, I could have probably still been persuaded that the book was worth its purchase price simply to have all those studies and stories in one place, for reference and for foisting on others. Happily, though, once past this chapter (a scant quarter of the way through the book), I was regularly regaled with new theories and insights once again.

I ended up quite as enthusiastic about this book as I had been about the blog. I am now constantly telling stories from the chapter on the importance of sleep -- only somewhat less so from the chapter on language acquisition.

The book does have its flaws. It is a series of "hey, isn't this interesting?" wanderings, and seems to lack a central theory to pull it together, other than just "hey, this raising kids stuff isn't quite what we thought it was." I suppose that's why it made just as much sense in blog form. While the desire for such an over-arching theory occasionally chafes while reading, I found it forgivable, as the strength of all the new information was more than interesting enough to carry me along. ( )
  greeniezona | Sep 20, 2014 |
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But to judge from these pages, the authors are a bit too enthralled with their academic sources. Their penchant for describing psychological studies and research projects as if they were chemistry experiments, with phrases like “the test of scientific analysis” and “the science of peer relations,” conjure up the image of Thomas Dolby repeatedly exhorting “Science!” ......Bronson has adroitly polished a fairly unoriginal subject into high-gloss pop psychology.

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446504122, Hardcover)

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.

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Award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science of child development have been overlooked. The authors discuss the inverse power of praise, why insufficient sleep adversely affects kids' capacity to learn, why white parents don't talk about race, why kids lie, why evaluation methods for "giftedness" and accompanying programs don't work, and why siblings really fight.… (more)

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