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Brain Rules for Baby Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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 best seller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina told 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 5. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control.

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 can 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 should do more household choresWhat you do when emotions run hot affects how your child turns out
  • 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 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.

©2010 John Medina (P)2010 Pear Press

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    Kelly 09-07-16
    Kelly 09-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Info and Well Explained"

    There are a ton of great evidence-based parenting tips, but what makes the book great is that he ties the rules together in a narrative structure that allows you to actually remember most of them.

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    Elodie 08-16-16
    Elodie 08-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Very valuable information"

    The content was very informative with practical examples.

    I wasn't crazy about the narrator but this is very subjective, and I would still listen to the book for the information.

    I would definitely recommend this book to all parents and caregivers.

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    Bailey Carmichael 04-25-16
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    "Great Read"

    A very practical book about everyday ways that encourage babies and kids to learn and grow. I'm excited about using his tips in our daily routines from now on!

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    C. Finn 01-11-16
    C. Finn 01-11-16
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    "Loved it"

    Awesome book with incredible advice. Thank you John Medina! Lots of great tips throughout the book

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    Jeff Spears 12-12-15
    Jeff Spears 12-12-15
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    "Good content"

    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.

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    Three C. 12-04-15
    Three C. 12-04-15
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    "THE Rule Book of baby brains"

    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.

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    davo 11-28-15
    davo 11-28-15
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    "Not good to listen to."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The author didt't get my attention with his speaking, it`s just so bad to listen to.


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    OmarT 10-26-15
    OmarT 10-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent book ..wow. and as much credit need 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

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    Lydia Soprano Oregon 09-04-15
    Lydia Soprano Oregon 09-04-15 Member Since 2011

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    "A must read for every parent"

    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".

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    Murphree 05-14-15
    Murphree 05-14-15
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    "Detailed and Useful Information"

    Detailed and useful information backed up by research. Presented in a light-hearted, understanding manner. Definitely recommend.

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