I liked what was being said bit feel the reader was a buddy a few beers in at the sports bar. (Pretty sure the reader even passes gas at 10:20 of Chapter 6).
Good content though that I found useful.
This book is based on research and facts. It also makes absolute sense regardless. It opened my eyes and helped me understand the nature of children. It has given me endless patience by helping me understand the reasons children do what they do. My relationship with my partner has also improved a lot. I love this book and try to base my parenting style as much as I can on the rules laid out in the book. Our daughter is just over two and is happy, well behaved, loving, etc etc. I've learned from this book that the word 'no' works best when it's not used! Our daughter is a delight and we are sooo looking forward to meeting our next baby due next year.
The author didt't get my attention with his speaking, it`s just so bad to listen to.
the.reader as the author. great humor throughout and funny examples. learned a lot. went through this lengthy audio at least twice. it could have been ugly with a monotone kind of reader but this guy made a very technical book enjoyable
Woman of Truth
Well written, honest, witty and spot on! We already lead with empathy in our home but when you parent with more clarity and defined terms you learn things about yourself and your child. I truly love this book. It makes sense and is easy to apply. Key points are repeated and summarized which makes it easy to follow. It is refreshing, warming, and almost healing to learn to relate, explain, and empathize with your child and family. The desire is to to be understood not "fixed".
If you can get past the stories and quotes he pulls from the web forum (never a good idea) there are is sound science and easily digestible kernels of wisdom in abundance.
Life's good when I am listening to a great book.
"Brain Rules for Baby" was a delightful surprise. This author teaches the reader about brain development in the womb and throughout the first five years of life. He is able to relay this information simply, concisely and with well documented research. He also teaches about how brain development is affected by parenting styles and presents simple rules to help parents understand what their babies need in order to develop optimally; both happily and healthily. Dr. Medina documents his research sources throughout this well-developed thorough study while he also manages to present his suggestions with humility and personality. I highly recommend this book for parents-to-be, current parents of little children, as well as to teachers, social workers and therapists. It is beautifully accessible and simply written. My only caution is that the first chapter focuses on brain development in the womb which I did find a bit tedious. I ended up skipping over parts of the first chapter and was so glad that I stayed with it because I learned so much. In fact, I ended up buying the kindle version also so that I can refer to the rules and reasons for his suggestions.