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Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded): How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five Paperback – April 22, 2014
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- Nina L. Shapiro, MD, UCLA School of Medicine
"An engaging and fun-to-read translation of the best research on child development and effective parenting. I gave Dr. Medina's book to my own son."
- Ginger Maloney, Ph.D, The Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy
"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
"If you've no room for another brain-development title, weed an old one to make room for this. Covering such topics as pregnancy, relationships, and "moral" babies, the book will educate even the most learned parents. Medina's humorous, conversational style make this an absolute please to read."
- Library Journal
"We recommend this book to all of our new-parent groups. With a gift for storytelling, Dr. Medina marries the science with practical advice that helps make sense of it all. Sleep-deprived parents still find time to read Brain Rules for Baby and love it."
- Laura Kussick, Executive Director, Program for Early Parent Support
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Top Customer Reviews
Despite being a "developmental molecular biologist" by trade, Medina is a refreshingly savvy writer, opting to avoid much of the jargon that would make the book impenetrable for the untrained layman like me. The book is divided into five clear, topical sections:
- Pregnancy (how to help your baby develop while in utero)
- Relationship (how to avoid the relationship pitfalls many couples experience post-partum)
- Smart Baby (how to optimize your child's brain development and intelligence)
- Happy Baby (how to raise a happy, well-balanced child)
- Moral Baby (how to help your child develop and nurture their moral compass)
Medina does his best to base his recommendations on robust scientific research, which is a plus. As he states early in the introduction, "To gain my trust, research must pass my `grump factor.' To make it into this book, studies must first have been published in the refereed literature and then successfully replicated . . . Where I make an exception for cutting-edge research, reliable but not yet fully vetted by the passage of time, I will note it" (pp. 3).Read more ›
I highly recommend this book to anyone with little ones, you will love this book!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great information for all parents. Even if your child is older than five years of age.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
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Amazing baby book, so much interesting information and a fascinating read. I read this in 2 days and have been recommending it to all my pregnant friends.Published 21 days ago by BV
Fascinating info, backed up by many studies, about how smart and eager to learn our babies are from Day One. Read morePublished 24 days ago by old fan
I love how the book has practical tips that parents can use immediately. I still refer to them from time to time.Published 28 days ago by Sy
Easy reading, clear.
Lots of examples and academic data to support the explanation.
Totally usefull, a must read for all parents
Purchased as a gift; a brief skimming found it well-segmented and readable, as is the original excellent book, Brain Rules. Can't give it a five without reading it fully.Published 1 month ago by Allen Barron