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  • Published: 7 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473584518
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

The Child Code

The Science Behind Your Child's True Nature and How to Nurture It




The first book to combine genetics and child psychology with practical parenting by a professor of psychology and human and molecular genetics.

For the first time, The Child Code brings genetics out of the lab and onto the parent's lap, offering a smarter and much more effective way of parenting.

Danielle Dick - a chaired professor of psychology and human and molecular genetics - makes the case with evidence that's clear and compelling: under normal conditions, the biggest factor influencing your child's outcome is, quite simply, the child - his or her unique genetic signature present at birth.

Genetic predispositions shape temperament, the propensity toward impulsivity, self-regulation, sociability, fear, anxiety, addiction, and happiness. This book will give you the tools to understand your child from day 1- to crack the 'code' on what makes your child tick-and to tailor your parenting approach accordingly.

By understanding the degree to which your child's behaviour is written into their genetic code, and the environment in which it's expressed, you will learn what will and what won't work in helping your child become their best selves, with a lot less stress all around: you can't change your child but you can be a better parent.

  • Published: 7 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473584518
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the author

Danielle Dick

Dr Danielle Dick is a mother, teacher, and scientist. She is Commonwealth Professor of Psychology and Human & Molecular Genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research focuses on how genetic predispositions interact with environmental factors throughout human development to contribute to differences in behavioral outcomes.

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