Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded)
How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
By John Medina
Narrated by John Medina / 9 hours 26 minutes
What's the best way to raise a smart, happy child through age 5? Scientists know. Brain Rules for Baby offers parents facts – not just advice – in an engaging, practical way.
What’s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child’s brain? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know.
In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control.
Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child’s brain develops – and what you can do to optimize it.You will view your children—and how to raise them—in a whole new light. You’ll learn:
What you do right now—before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and through the first five years—will affect your children for the rest of their lives. Brain Rules for Baby is an indispensable guide.
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“Hands-down the best thing I have read about having a kid. It's an easy read, with 50 years of scientific evidence collected in one book that tells you what to do before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and through your child's first five years.”Kristen Bell
“Dr. Medina hits the nail on the head with 'Brain Rules for Baby.' We are always looking for ways to make our kids smarter, better, happier. Medina gives such practical, usable advice and tips.”Nina L. Shapiro, MD, UCLA School of Medicine
“John Medina uses a very readable and refreshing style to present parenting strategies in the context of factual scientific information.”Jadene Wong, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine