May 7, 2012

Nurture Shock : New Thinking About Children

I picked up Nurture Shock : New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman on my way to the airport after my baby shower.  I read the bulk of it on the plane ride, and finished it up when I returned home.

When I was peeking through the parenting section I decided on Nurture Shock because it is a scientific book about new ways to think about childhood that spans from baby into teenage years.  I was ready for a break from pregnancy and baby specific books, and this was the perfect choice.  The book is a New York Times Bestseller which I found in the Psychology section that is not like any other parenting book I have read thus far.

The book takes on topics like sleep, race, and lies with new insight backed up by scientific studies.  It is less of a parenting book, and more of a thought provoking resource.  When I read the chapter on why children lie I was intrigued by the theories, but in the end wasn't sure exactly how I would parent my child on the issue.  I enjoy a book that opens up my mind to new ideas, and this book certainly fits the bill.

This book exposes some of the flaws in modern parenting, and offers scientific information to back up its theories.  It is thoughtful, and well researched.  A good read for parents in all stages of the journey.

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Carolyn Colley said...

sounds like a great book, my daughter could use this

daveshir2005 said...

This sounds really good and not the typical ho hum.

thanks for the review.

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