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Welcome to Your Child's Brain

How The Mind Grows From Conception To College

By Sandra Aamodt

How children think is one of the most enduring mysteries-and difficulties-encountered by parents. In an effort to raise our children smarter, happier, stronger, and better, parents will try almost anything, from vitamins to toys to DVDs. But how can we tell marketing from real science? And what really goes through your kid's growing mind-as an infant, in school, and during adolescence?

Neuroscientists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang (who is also a parent) explain the facets and functions of the developing brain, discussing salient subjects such as sleep problems, language learning, gender differences, and autism. They dispel common myths about important subjects such as the value of educational videos for babies, the meaning of ADHD in the classroom, and the best predictor of academic success (hint: It's not IQ ). Most of all, this book helps you know when to worry, how to respond, and, most important, when to relax.

Welcome to Your Child's Brain upends myths and misinformation with practical advice, surprising revelations, and real, reliable science. It's essential reading for parents of children of any age, from infancy well into their teens.

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Book

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  • 618.92 Aam, Nonfiction
  • 618.92 Aam, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2011

ISBN

9781596916494


Format: Book
Author: Aamodt, Sandra
Summary: "How children think is one of the most enduring mysteries--and difficulties--of parenthood. The marketplace is full of gadgets and tools that claim to make your child smarter, happier, or learn languages faster, all built on the premise that manufacturers know something about your child's brain that you don't. These products are easy to sell, because good information about how children's minds really work is hard to come by. In their new book, neuroscientists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang separate fact from fiction about the inner workings of young minds. Martialing results from new studies and classic research, Aamodt and Wang provide the most complete answers out there on this subject. It liberates readers from superstitions and speculation, such as Freud's idea that all relationships are modeled on one's mother, or that it's not safe to eat sushi while pregnant. And it will reveal new truths about everything from how to make your baby sleep, to why we love to snuggle, to how children learn, forget, play, talk, walk, and feel. Welcome to Your Child's Brain is eye-opening and necessary, soon to become a staple for parents and children alike"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Welcome to your child's brain : how the mind grows from conception to college / Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang.
Publisher Date: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2011.
Subject: Child development Brain -- Growth Neurophysiology Parenthood SCIENCE / General. FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / General. FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Child Development.
Isbn: 9781596916494 (hardback) 1596916494 (hardback)
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Call Number: 618.92 Aam
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Bib Id: 364143

Format: Book
Author: Aamodt, Sandra
Summary: "How children think is one of the most enduring mysteries--and difficulties--of parenthood. The marketplace is full of gadgets and tools that claim to make your child smarter, happier, or learn languages faster, all built on the premise that manufacturers know something about your child's brain that you don't. These products are easy to sell, because good information about how children's minds really work is hard to come by. In their new book, neuroscientists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang separate fact from fiction about the inner workings of young minds. Martialing results from new studies and classic research, Aamodt and Wang provide the most complete answers out there on this subject. It liberates readers from superstitions and speculation, such as Freud's idea that all relationships are modeled on one's mother, or that it's not safe to eat sushi while pregnant. And it will reveal new truths about everything from how to make your baby sleep, to why we love to snuggle, to how children learn, forget, play, talk, walk, and feel. Welcome to Your Child's Brain is eye-opening and necessary, soon to become a staple for parents and children alike"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Welcome to your child's brain : how the mind grows from conception to college / Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2011.
Description: xxii, 314 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Child development
Subjects: Brain -- Growth
Subjects: Neurophysiology
Subjects: Parenthood
Subjects: SCIENCE / General.
Subjects: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / General.
Subjects: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Child Development.
Other Author: Wang, Sam, 1967-
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2011002929
ISBN: 9781596916494 (hardback)
ISBN: 1596916494 (hardback)
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Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: 618.92 Aam