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

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What’s the single most important thing you’ll do right through pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child’s brain? What’s the best way to care for temper tantrums? Scientists know.

In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains in reality 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 vital surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse keep an eye on.

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’ll 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 must do more household chores
What you do when emotions run hot affects how
your baby turns out, because babies want 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 presently—before pregnancy, right through pregnancy, and through the first five years—will have an effect on your children for the rest of their lives. Brain Rules for Baby is an indispensable guide.

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