Lessons from NurtureShock: The Science of Siblings

{This post is the 7th in a series on the book “NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children” by Bronson/ Merriman, All posts in the series.} The moment that Michael James (2) came to the hospital to meet his new little sister Ellie was perhaps the most meaningful moment of my life: the most love-filled, the most […]

Can you pass the NurtureShock Quiz?

Compare the two statements. Can you tell which one is the common, false assumption and which one is the reaseach-based new way of thinking for parents? —————————————————————————————————- 1. Praise a. If a child believes he is smart, he won’t be intimidated by new academic challenges. b. Giving the kids the label “smart” might cause them to underperform, avoid […]