A groundbreaking new book from the author the New York Times bestselling author of Brain Rules
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 revolutionise parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the university of their choice? Teach them impulse control.
Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practise. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child’s brain develops, and offers practical tips for any parent.
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 say to your child when emotions run hot
• The effect of TV on children under two
• Why praising effort is better than praising intelligence
• Why 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 for anyone raising a child.