Welcome to Your Child's Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to Collegeby Sandra Aamodt, Sam Wang
How children think is one of the most enduring mysteriesand difficultiesof parenthood. The marketplace is full of gadgets and tools that claim to make your child smarter, happier, or learn languages faster, all built on the premise that manufacturers know something about your child's brain that you don't. These products are easy to sell, because good… See more details below
How children think is one of the most enduring mysteriesand difficultiesof parenthood. The marketplace is full of gadgets and tools that claim to make your child smarter, happier, or learn languages faster, all built on the premise that manufacturers know something about your child's brain that you don't. These products are easy to sell, because good information about how children's minds really work is hard to come by.
In their new book, neuroscientists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang separate fact from fiction about the inner workings of young minds. Martialing results from new studies and classic research, Aamodt and Wang provide the most complete answers out there on this subject. It liberates readers from superstitions and speculation, such as Freud's idea that all relationships are modeled on one's mother, or that it's not safe to eat sushi while pregnant. And it will reveal new truths about everything from how to make your baby sleep, to why we love to snuggle, to how children learn, forget, play, talk, walk, and feel.
Welcome to Your Child's Brain is eye-opening and necessary, soon to become a staple for parents and children alike.
Dr. Wang and Dr. Aamodt playfully and engagingly introduce us to the hidden talents of our children's brains.
Few humans are as neurotic as parents, frantic about the disastrous lifelong consequences of every errant hiccup. In this smart, funny, accessible, and supremely sane book, Aamodt and Wang explain that our supposed knowledge in this realm is riddled with urban myths and that a child's brain is tough and resilient in the face of adversity. This is a terrific, fun, educational book.
Fact-filled and fascinating, Welcome to Your Child's Brain will answer many of parents' most urgent questions. Neuroscientists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang present the real data that will help parents understand and nurture their children of all ages.
- Bloomsbury USA
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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.