Welcome to Your Child's Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to Collegeby Sandra Aamodt, Sam Wang, Pete Larkin
How children think is one of the most enduring mysteries-and difficulties-encountered by parents. In an effort to raise our children smarter, happier, stronger, and better, parents will try almost anything, from vitamins to toys to DVDs. But how can we tell marketing from real science? And what really goes through your kid's growing mind-as an infant, in school,
How children think is one of the most enduring mysteries-and difficulties-encountered by parents. In an effort to raise our children smarter, happier, stronger, and better, parents will try almost anything, from vitamins to toys to DVDs. But how can we tell marketing from real science? And what really goes through your kid's growing mind-as an infant, in school, and during adolescence? Neuroscientists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang (who is also a parent) explain the facets and functions of the developing brain, discussing salient subjects such as sleep problems, language learning, gender differences, and autism. They dispel common myths about important subjects such as the value of educational videos for babies, the meaning of ADHD in the classroom, and the best predictor of academic success (hint: It's not IQ). Most of all, this book helps you know when to worry, how to respond, and, most important, when to relax.Welcome to Your Child's Brain upends myths and misinformation with practical advice, surprising revelations, and real, reliable science. It's essential reading for parents of children of any age, from infancy well into their teens.
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- 6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.20(d)
Meet the Author
Sandra Aamodt, PhD, is coauthor of Welcome to Your Brain and the former editor in chief of Nature Neuroscience, the leading scientific journal in the field of brain research.
Sam Wang, Ph.D., is the coauthor of Welcome to Your Brain and an associate professor of neuroscience at Princeton University.
Pete Larkin is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and a 2014 Audie Award finalist. He was the public address announcer for the New York Mets from 1988 to 1993. An award-winning on-camera host, Pete has worked on many industrial films and has done hundreds of commercials, promos, and narrations.
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This book is hard to put down for anyone interested in getting to know their children from the inside out. It has helped shaped my actions and parenting style. Since reading this book I have both changed things I do with my children and also patted myself on the back for some of the things I was doing instinctively. It is worth double the cost.