The audio version allows you to hear the authors love for the subject which helps you focus on the vast amount of information being provided that is technical in nature. Reading it I think I would have glazed over and given up a lot earlier.
Mr. Media's performance and understanding of learning makes this educational and insightful tool enjoyable.
That children grow adults, adults do not grow children.
Must buy for anyone interested in learning why humans do what they do and how to get along better. Can't wait to start his other book!!
I liked how it seems like each chapter starts with a promise, presents the big picture... then goes into the details (supporting claims by studies & real-life examples).. then ends by summarizing the key concepts of that chapter.
It has plenty of tips on raising a smart kid. Recommended for new parents.
Yes I've listened to it twice already while the wife was pregnant, I wanted to make sure I did not miss anything. I will most likely listen again due to my long commute.
I can't wait till my little girl is old enough to 'draw on cardboard boxes with a fresh box of crayons', so simple yet it opens new imaginative worlds.
I never heard of tools of the mind, really good stuff to look into.
I did listen to it again! Right after I finished it the first time. I wanted to listen for the other books he referenced and details I might have missed.
I liked how it challenged me to be a better mom, wife and person in general, yet did not make me feel like I had to
No I have not, but I thought he was great.
I liked a few of the stories he told relating to real life parenting.
I highly recommend to other caretakers of kids, not just the parents. Ex: Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Babysitters...
Really interesting! This book does a great job of telling you what the science actually says about the development of a child's brain while also making it interesting and enjoyable. The advice given here can be applied in a reasonable way too. I plan to listen to it again.
I've recommended this to everyone. Read by the author, it condenses the current state of brain development into "rules" for dealing with children. By far the best of the bunch of recent books on raising children.
This is a great book! As a first-time parent of an adopted toddler, I had little lead-up time to prepare, and this book helped sort through the mixed messages with which various forms of media bombard the general public. Without the time to sift through the peer reviewed research myself, it was hard to separate those pieces of advice that are based in strong evidence, from those asserted by very vocal people who have never bothered to research the questions they answer. John Medina did the work -- I won't say that he's smart, but I will say that he worked very hard. I thank him for that priceless advice (and I'm pretty sure he's smart, too).
i really enjoyed this book. it's getting a little use to , to mr.medina's voice. but whatever you read is very informative and a parent can understand the logic behind what is said.
A must-read for new or expectant parents! This book presented research and then some practical ideas that a parent may use to create a brain-rich environment!