Why Everything We Thought About Children is Wrong
Groundbreaking work that will change the way we think about the young forever
What if we told you...
that dishonesty in children is a positive trait
that arguing in front of your kids can make you a good role model
and that if you praise your children you risk making them fail
… and it was all true?
Using a cutting-edge combination of behavioural psychology and neuroscience, award-winning journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman have produced an innovative, counter-intuitive read that will change the way we interact with our children forever.
They demonstrate that for years our best intentions with children have been in our worst ideas, using break-through scientific studies to prove that our instincts and received wisdom are all wrong. Nutureshock is the Freakonomics of childhood and adolescence, exploring logic-defying insights that have far-reaching relevance for us all.
Praise for Nurtureshock
An explosive new book... Many of the findings in Nurtureshock are not what we parents expect or want to hear, but we have to hear itDaily Mail
A wake-up call for parents... the Freakonomics of child-rearing... a fantastic readGood Morning America