Gregory Stock is a biophysicist, bestselling author, biotech entrepreneur, and the former director of the Program on Medicine, Technology, and Society at UCLA’s School of Medicine. His interests lie in the scientific and evolutionary as well as ethical, social, and political implications of today’s revolutions in the life sciences and in information technology and computers. He lives in Houston, Texas.
The Kids' Book of Questionsby Gregory Stock Ph.D.
Kids love to be asked questions almost as much as they love to ask them. And asking is important—parents know the value of having meaningful conversations with their kids, especially as family time is under continuous assault from gadgets and devices. Now the book that solves those needs is back—announcing a fresh new edition of The Kids’ Book
Kids love to be asked questions almost as much as they love to ask them. And asking is important—parents know the value of having meaningful conversations with their kids, especially as family time is under continuous assault from gadgets and devices. Now the book that solves those needs is back—announcing a fresh new edition of The Kids’ Book of Questions. Including subjects like the Internet, school violence, and climate change, the book remains a timeless treasure. Here is a collection of questions designed to challenge, entertain, provoke, and expand young minds. These are the questions that let kids discover how they feel; let people know what they think; raise issues that everyone loves to discuss. Gregory Stock, author of the original #1 bestselling Book of Questions, took his question-asking ways into schools and came back with over 200 questions, including Thorny dilemmas: Would you rather have a job you didn’t like that paid a lot or a job you loved that paid just enough to get by? Embarrassing challenges: Would you kiss someone in front of your whole class for $250? Provocative ideas: What things do you think your parents do just to set an example for you? Intriguing fantasies: If you could text any famous person and be sure they’d read and answer your text, who would you write to and what would you say? There is only one requirement: Give an honest answer. Then be amazed to see where one little question leads.
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- 3.90(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.70(d)
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- 8 - 18 Years
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I've never before read so many questions in one book that have the potential of psychologically harming a young child. Example: 'Do your parents try to trick you into doing things they want you to do? If so,do you usually figure out what's going on right away or not until later?' Example: 'When was the last time you lied to your parents? To a close friend? When was the last time you got caught lying?' Not all the questions provoke a feeling of unease and 'second-guessing'--some are neutral and harmless. I feel that Mr. Stock's book serves no real purpose except for encouraging premature angst in children There are a very few questions that might be useful for a discussion module. Example: 'what advice would you give to a good friend who got very jealous of someone and started trying to act just like that person?' But four pages later we have: 'Is there anything so bad that if you found out your mother did it, you would turn her into the police?' Here the child's imagination conjures up his mother doing all manner of foul deeds while he thinks, 'Is this bad enough? etc.' I haven't read any of Mr. Stock's books of adult questions, but I certainly hope he stops publishing for children. His book is offensive and harmful. Children may come up with these questions on their own, but prodding them is totally inappropriate.
This book is great. it asks funny and useful questions for kids.Recommended for most ages.
This book is pefect for kids and teens, the book makes the kids about stuopid stuff that people never really point out...like one question is 'would you rather have you wet the bed and just have your parents know or someone make it up and tell everyone that you wet the bed?'. It is stuff like that and i think it is very good thinker questions that ou can use one the road in bed when you are falling asleep or just for free time. GET THIS BOOK!!
Perfect book for partys to share with friends