Sunday, December 13, 2009
Book of the week: NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
Each chapter deals with a different aspect of parenting: praise (given way too often), sleep (getting less than ten hours per night takes the equivalent of two school years off of performance) and race (kindergarteners will notice race and come to their own conclusions, whether you mention it or not), to name a few. This is a fascinating read for anyone who deals with children and challenges many of the rules that we have been taught to believe. This title would make a wonderful choice for a school-wide book discussion.