Great information that will actually work. Therapy is expensive, this book provides common sense parenting.
It's filled with interesting information and and makes some strong cases against various elements of the status quo. That's the problem.. this whole book is a series of arguments rather than a cordial dissemination of information. I'm interested in the subjects, and I want to learn what the author has to say, but there's this sophomoric, almost arrogant, tone to the whole thing.
I am not the critics. I'm not some withered old professor who's clinging to antiquated ideologies. I'm just an expecting father looking for contemporary scientific information.
Sometimes, the book sounds like recitations of old arguments that the author has had at various academic dinner parties, and I just want to remind the author "I'm not disagreeing with you". I don't need another example of another person who was wrong, and how wrong all the wrong people form wrong land are all the wrong time. Please sir, just give me the facts.
I strongly preferred "Brain Rules for Baby"
While this book doesn't answer all questions about child-rearing, and even raises a few, it provides ample eye-opening and useful information. I am considering buying the paper version to keep as a reference. My main criticism of the audiobook is that the narrator tends to put emphasis on the wrong words, which is odd since he is the coauthor.
This book is required reading for parents. I was doing a lot wrong. I am so glad to have read this book while my children are young enough to benefit from my correction. My wife completely agrees as well. Kind, well-meaning parents may create many counter-productive incentives for their children without the knowledge and insight afforded in this easy to read book. Please excuse the embarrassingly crass introduction and skip right to chapter one. Everything but the introduction is excellent.
If you are a parent, I recommend this book very highly. The section around sleep and it's connection to grades and depression was especially important. "Tools for the Mind" was a fascinating look at early childhood learning. This book has influenced my perspectives on parenting greatly. If you like Gladwell's books or the Freakonomics books, this will be right up your alley.
An important book. I wish I had read it years ago when my children were still small. It is easy to follow and packed with insight.
I'm always looking for a better way help my family and I know I dont have all the answers. This helped expand my mind a little more. I try to get at least one lesson from a book. I now praise my kids in a better way.
I have told every parent I know to buy this book. I have already applied some of the lessons to my 4 yr old and have seen a difference.
Lets face it, kids do not come with manuals, so I believe in reading books about parenting in order to be a better parent. And NURTURE SHOCK is one of, if not the, best book I have read (or heard) on parenting.
As a parent of new twins, I found this book to be quite eye-opening. There's a lot of unexpected information about understanding young kids as they grow up. Check it out.