Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded): How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded): How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

by John Medina

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Overview

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 bestseller Brain Rules , Dr. John Medina showed 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 five. 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 chores
What you do when emotions run hot affects how
your baby turns out, because babies need to feel safe
above all
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983263388
Publisher: Pear Press
Publication date: 04/22/2014
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 56,542
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

John Medina, a developmental molecular biologist, has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School — a provocative book that takes on the way our schools and work environments are designed. Medina is an affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife and two boys.

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Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book offers clear suggestions for parents with practical instructions. It describes the developmental milestones with positive parenting skills and expections. I particularly like the guidelines for when to contact your pediatrician. I will use this reference often.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the summary at the end!
Alliesopinions More than 1 year ago
When I was pregnant with my first child I worried about everything. Me and every pregnant woman ever. I wish I would of have this book! Almost every question I had as a soon to be mom is answered! Best part about this book is that if, like me, you don’t find it while pregnant, the information has a wide age range. I learned a lot and will be implementing new approaches to my parenting. My husband learned a ton too! This is a must have for both Mom & Dad! The book is split into chapters and answers some of the most pressing issues parents face. Medina cites his methods with solid research and when the science is a bit lacking he is upfront and explains why he included that bit of information. So much of this book is backed up by research that your reading list will grow longer as you work your way through the book. I found a lot of other good reading from this book and I, for one, am thankful that Medina so meticulously cited everything. With the absolutely insane amount of parenting books on the market, Medina’s book stands as a shining example to other authors. If you’re going to give advice….have the proof to back it up. Don’t contribute to the noise. My favorite section of the book is “Smart Baby: Seeds”. Medina breaks down each point in an easy to understand format but goes into great detail. This book really is the holy grail.