Brain Rules for Baby

  • by John Medina
  • Narrated by John Medina
  • 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What's the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child's brain? What's 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 work-and 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 child's brain develops--and what you can do to optimize it.You will view your children-and how to raise them-in a whole new light.
You'll 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 child's ability to relate to others predicts her future math performance
Smart and happy are inseparable
Pursuing your child's 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. It's self control
What you do right now-before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and through the first five years-will affect your children for the rest of their lives.
Brain Rules for Baby is an indispensable guide.

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Every mother needs to read this!

I studied infant psychology at uni a while ago and after I gave birth to my daughter last year I used to listen to this while breastfeeding to remind myself of what I was taught in infant psychology.

This book is valuable! The information is priceless. It's disgusting that books about letting babies cry themselves to sleep get more attention then books like this which give scientifically proven help.

If you are a parent who is seeking for solutions purely to make your life more convenient then the books about letting babies cry to sleep is more suited to you. If you're a parent or caregiver seeking the best nurture for your baby or child this book is for you.
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- Rebecca

Practical, pragmatic and reassuring

I listened to this first whilst 8 months pregnant and have just re-listened now my baby is 4 months old. The book gives very practical tips on how different forms of interaction affect your child throughout its life. Its fascinating and would recommend to any parent or parent to be.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-11-2010
  • Publisher: Pear Press