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Brain Rules for Baby

Brain Rules for Baby

No. 9303

How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
by John Medina

What’s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? How much TV is OK for a baby? 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 bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into college? Teach them impulse control.

Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child’s brain develops—and how you can 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 to do when emotions run hot
  • The importance of your child’s ability to relate to others
  • Smart and happy are inseparable in the brain
  • The best predictor of academic performance
  • The only parenting style proven to produce great kids

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. (293 pp.)

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