I have just started reading NurtureshockÂ by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. It takes ten subjects and sets about turning your thinking on its head. For instance: why dishonesty is a positive trait, why siblings fight and why praise will make your child fail. The headlines themselves are pretty surprising but through a combination of behavioural psychology and neuroscience the authors demonstrate how common practicesÂ are damaging our children. If you love Freakonomics then this is the parenting book for you.
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