PO BRONSON -- KPFA and Berkeley Arts & Letters
Tuesday, October 6
Nurtureshock: New Thinking About Children
Nurtureshock is one of the most important books you will read this year. Bronson and [co-author Ashley] Merryman move parenting out of the realm of folklore and into the realm of science and reveal what decades of studies teach us about the complexities of raising happy, healthy, self-motivated kids. As a writer, I was impressed by the prodigious research and keen analysis. As a father, I was consumed with taking notes and exhilarated by all I learned. Daniel H. Pink author of A Whole New Mind.
Po Bronson and Ashley Merrymans New York Magazine articles on the science of parenting won the magazine journalism award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as a Clarion Award. Their articles of Time magazine have won the award for outstanding journalism from the Council on Contemporary Families. Prior to collaborating, Bronson authored five books, includes the #1 New York Times bestseller What Should I Do With My Life?
Did you know that
Exposing kids to day-to-day marital conflict may actually be good for them?
Scholars can predict how two siblins interact as grown-ups before the younder sibling is even born? How they do it: they observe how the older sibling plays with her best friend.
Dishonesty, it turns out, may not be an indication of a troubled child at all, but rather a sign of intelligence, social savvy, and an emerging, unique identity?
The more racially diverse a school, the less likely it is that the child will have a close friend of a different race today so is school diversity backfiring?
For decades, admissions officers at private schools, and sifted programs administrators in public schools, have tested children as early as kindergarten for placement. Follow up testing in later grades shows that these gifted kids have been incorrectly placed 73% of the time? Late bloomers are being left behind.
Join the discussion to learn much, much more.
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