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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; Reprint edition (March 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767923022
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767923026
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,367 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten is a revolutionary guide to optimal childhood development. Dr. Perlmutter provides parents the everyday tools they need to give their children the best possible start in life, and actionable recommendations to put them on the road to success.”
—Andrew Weil, M.D.

“Dr. David Perlmutter has been a leading–edge neurologist for years and this book contains information that every parent needs to know.”
—Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of The Wisdom of Menopause

Give your child a head start that will last a lifetime, Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten should be required reading for all new parents.”
—Julian Whitaker, M.D., founder of the Whitaker Wellness Institute

“If it were up to me, every hospital and obstetrician would be required to provide a copy of this book to every new set of parents.”
Bernie Siegel, M.D.

About the Author

David Perlmutter, M.D., is a board-certified neurologist and founder of the Perlmutter Health Center. He is the author of The Better Brain Book and a recipient of the Linus Pauling Award. Dr. Perlmutter has appeared widely on television and as a speaker. He lives in Naples, Florida. Carol Colman is the co-author of numerous bestselling health and diet books.

More About the Author

David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition who received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. Dr. Perlmutter is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by such medical institutions as Columbia University, the University of Arizona, Scripps Institute, and Harvard University. He has contributed extensively to the world medical literature with publications appearing in The Journal of Neurosurgery, The Southern Medical Journal, Journal of Applied Nutrition, and Archives of Neurology. He is the author of: The Better Brain Book and the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Grain Brain. He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders. Dr. Perlmutter has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated radio and television programs including 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends, The Today Show, Oprah, Dr. Oz, and The CBS Early Show. In 2002 Dr. Perlmutter was the recipient of the Linus Pauling Award for his innovative approaches to neurological disorders and in addition was awarded the Denham Harmon Award for his pioneering work in the application of free radical science to clinical medicine. He is the recipient of the 2006 National Nutritional Foods Association Clinician of the Year Award. Dr. Perlmutter serves as Medical Advisor for The Dr. Oz Show.

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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A. Torres on October 9, 2008
Format: Paperback
I've really enjoyed reading this book, and I've told several other "Mom" friends about it also. The book is very informative and an easy read, I particularly enjoyed the section on diet and keeping your child in a "clean living" environment (as in pesticide and solvent free, etc.). However, several of the things the author (a doctor) suggests are to advanced for the age range he places them in, or are extremely difficult to achieve. The author does a wonderful job explaining how to create/play games with your infant or toddler, but often times the games are simply to abstract for small child or especially a 6-18 month old baby. For example, one of the games suggested consists of flashcards with colored shapes on them to help your child with memory, thus improving math skills. This may be great for an older child, but for an infant? Try giving a teething infant a flashcard and you will quickly see that it goes in their mouth and not into the memory part of their brain as the book implies. As for giving a 16 month old flashcards; unless your child is sedentary, don't expect them to sit down and really attempt to study a card with a triangle on it. The other aspects of the book I found unrealistic came from the diet and vitamin suggestions and the guidelines on certain types of plastics. While the book was excellent at discussing the need for organic, natural, and pesticide free foods, don't expect to follow the doctor's diet list with ease. Any parent knows that things like Kidney Beans and Pumkin Seeds aren't usually baby's favorite meal. Lastly, this books cautions greatly about the hazards of a certain type of plastic (not BPA) that is often found in MOST toys. Is it great to be aware of this type of plastic: YES.Read more ›
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A. Brooks on June 25, 2012
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I carefully followed many suggestions in this book and have successfully raised a VERY bright boy. How much is nature vs. nurture? Unknown. How much is attributable to involved parenting (involved parents raise smarter kids, but is it because they read more? or because they care more?)? Again, unknown. But in a world that is filling up with children with emotional problems, brain miswiring, allergies, and mysterious illnesses, my child is smart, loving, healthy, social, drug-free, and free of ADHD. Personally I attribute this to breast-feeding, avoidance of BPA (and other toxins), focusing on good nutrition (lots of organics), carefully monitored tv viewing (i.e., mostly educational, commercial-free programming), and lots and lots of talking, reading, and game playing. This book helped me start my child off right, and I will always be grateful to its author.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Lane on October 27, 2009
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I really enjoyed this book and put the recommendations into action. I appreciated how the author spelled out the right portions of vitamins/supplements that should be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it was very helpful to evaluate prenatal vitamins and choose what I felt was the best.

This book also opened my eyes to environmental toxins and made me much more conscious about how harmful pesticides can be.

Highly recommend this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 12, 2009
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I bought this book before I had my first child two years ago. I have since reread it several times and I return to it once every few months for suggestions on what I can continue to do to foster brain development with my child. I have since had a new baby and have found myself refering to it again and again.

The book is layed out in a easy to read format and allows for you to quickly find activities that you can implement in all stages of your childs life. I have seen some other reviews that state that several activities are unrealistic for the age of the child. I found in my experience with my son they worked great. Sometimes I would try it and he wouldn't quite get it so I would return to it a few weeks later and he almost always picked it right up with in a matter of weeks.

I love how this book teaches you about how the brain is formed and what things we can do with nutrition as parents to help foster a healthier brain. He covered topics like the dangers of BPA bottles back before the debate even hit the main stream. I feel reading this book gave me a clear picture of how truly amazing childrens brains are and some very real ways to help foster a better brain. I would recommend this to any parent!
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30 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Lisa M. Ray on November 28, 2010
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I have to admit that I didn't actually ready the whole book. I was too turned off by the sensationalism and attempts at creating unrealistic expectations. I should've known better by the tag line "Raise IQ by up to 30 points..." ...just false promises. The book "Bright from the Start" has basically the same information, but isn't written in the form of an infomercial. It too talks about the potential to raise your child's IQ but it focuses on the actual studies and is much more realistic. I found "Bright from the Start" very helpful in understanding how a child's mind works so I understand "why" a child under 2 shouldn't watch tv, not just that they shouldn't, for example. Other books I recommend: Happiest Baby on the Block and Nurture Shock. Must reads!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Hortense von Reifen on March 1, 2014
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I read this book after reading Dr Perlmutter's Grain Brain. As a mum, I was specifically interested in his nutrition recommendations for young children. Unfortunately,it seems that Dr Perlmutter had not yet drawn his conclusions about the problems with grains at the time this book was published. You will NOT find nutrition info here that is in line with Grain Brain, and some of it does not seem up-to-date (for example the recommendation to give children low fat dairy products). Other than that, this was a good read. The suggested games are particularly interesting.
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