Welcome to Your Child's Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College

Welcome to Your Child s Brain How the Mind Grows from Conception to College 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 anyt

  • Title: Welcome to Your Child's Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College
  • Author: Sandra Aamodt Sam Wang
  • ISBN: 9781596916494
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 durinHow 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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    1. (4.0) Good stuff, fairly well researched, more actionable and less nerdy than What's Going on in ThereIf interested, strongly recommend What's Going on in There? : How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life, which I thought was even betterough more nerdy and more focused on the science than on recommendations for parents. This book is certainly more focused on giving parents actionable advice. In fact, they call out tips for parents in specific sections so they're easy to see [...]

    2. A very useful book, written in a down-to-earth style to maximise its practical use to parents, but with a fair amount of neuroscientific explanation for those who are interested. It challenges myths such as the presumed link between breastfeeding and IQ, the notion that listening to Mozart makes babies more intelligent, and the idea that parents are the architects of their children's personalities. One of the recurring themes of the book is that nature and nurture are inseparably intertwined, an [...]

    3. This is the perfect kind of child-rearing book. The authors provide down-to-earth advice backed by a background of having read (it seems) most of the studies on raising healthy babies and toddlers.Some things that are etched into my mind:1) Relax, you have less influence than you think. Unless you provide very negative environmental influences, like consuming alcohol during pregnancy, leaving your child to leave in absolute poverty, raising your child with criminal influences or (compounding) al [...]

    4. Navigating parenting books is a bewildering business - there's a whole array of books offering (conflicting) advice on feeding, sleeping, potty training, play, brain development etc. Then of course there's all the advice, anecdotes, you get from family, friends and acquaintances. Aamodt and Wang have written an accessible guide on the science of early brain development - what goes on in the brain during those early months and years, what affects the development of different parts of the brain, t [...]

    5. Did you know children are less likely to be nearsighted the more they play outside? That violent video games have some benefit? That breast-feeding really has no impact on intelligence? This book comes to these and other conclusions by reviewing the science of the neural development of children. The authors have done a good job in reviewing the scientific literature and only presenting what has been supported by well-done research: no sensational but poorly-done studies are promoted here. This b [...]

    6. I would gift this guide to how the young brain develops and works to new parents. The authors are a science writer and a professor of neuroscience. They explore various studies and confirm some old beliefs with scientific evidence, while putting other beliefs into question or debunking them.The way the book is organized makes it easy to read the sections of interest to you, so you can dip into it when a new questions occurs. That's why I would buy it to keep around as a reference.

    7. kitabı kasım 11 de okumaya başayıp 22 sinde bitirdim. Kitap gerçekten çok faydalı. Küçük yaştaki çocukların zihinsel ve ruhsal sorunlarını kaliteli bir biçimde ele almış.Özellikle de yaptıkları örneklerle konuyu anlamınızı ve pekiştirmenize büyük katkıda bulunuyor. Otizm ve DEHB hastalıklarının erken teşhisinden tedavi yöntemlerine kadar bir çok konuda okurlara yardımcı olan bu kitabı çok beğendim.Herkesin okumasını tavsiye ederim

    8. Well worth reading for anyone who has an interest in parenting, child development or neuroscience. Both a summary of neuroscience research on how children's brains develop and myth busting parent guide. Filled with tips about parenting but the overall message is relax. This book definitely altered some of my parental habits.

    9. çocuk beyni ile ilgili yılların bilgisi çok güzel damıtılmış. bir-çok okur icin teknik ve bilimsel dili zorlayıcı olabilir ama başka türlü anlatmak da zor. biraz kafa yormak lazim.

    10. As a new parent I thought that I had a pretty good idea of how to raise my child, but soon I began questioning my knowledge, recognizing that it is little more than a collection of personal observations mixed in with the popular tales. As a child grows and develops many questions for how to deal with different developmental stages arise, but where are the reliable answers? Cognitive neuroscience and developmental psychology seem to abound with theories and research, but they are of limited merit [...]

    11. If you are interested in brain anatomy you might love this but there was very little practical applicable information here.

    12. I thought this book had a fabulous combination of accessibility and scientific backing. So many "parenting" books tell readers what to do and a rooted in personal experience and commonly held beliefs about child-rearing. Here is a book that includes very little actual advice but gives parents and other adults who interact with kids scientifically-supported information on which they can base their own decisions. The studies referenced were listed in the back but I would have appreciated more tran [...]

    13. Welcome to Your Child's Brain by Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D. & Sam Wang Ph.D. tours a developing brain to help parents understand just why your child acts the why they do. They explore the nature vs. nurture debate, the long term effect of stress on unborn, young and older children and many other topics. Full of lots of thought provoking material, this book is not written to make parents feel guilty for their actions, it is designed to fill in missing information so parents can make better informed [...]

    14. Welcome to Your Child's Brain, by Aamodt and Wang, describes brain growth and development from pregancy through adolescence, and how that influences a child's physical, social, and emotional development. The stages of development of vision, hearing, sleeping, language, and social behavior make more sense when they are described in the context of brain structures and chemistry. Clearly written and accessible, it explains scientific concepts like epigenetic modification and statistical concepts li [...]

    15. Just a quick review: this was a book chock-o-block full of interesting facts about a growing brain. From the prenatal environment to early twenties, it tracks brain development in multiple areas.If you're pressed for time (and what parent isn't?), read the insets (there are many) and skip the body text. Only complaint is that the book references other chapters almost continuously (once or twice a page) which became distracting, and the brain segments were discussed with a little too much familia [...]

    16. Welcome to Your Child's Brain is an exploration of the developing brains of children, from pre-birth to college. The authors tackle many topics of development, enlightening the reader about common misconceptions as well as the development process, how the brain grows through stages, how children make sense of their world, how play and individuality are important, how children learn and various problems that can arise in the development process.I am not sure how I found this book, but with my new [...]

    17. Aamodt and Wang have fairly interesting book but not what I expected. I was thinking more along the lines of brain development milestones. What they did do extensively is explain the how the parts of the brain function in the healthy person when all the development has taken place. They mention that growth of brain cells (and the pruning of brain cells) is an ongoing process throughout childhood and into adolescents and infer that the brain is not completely wired until relatively late. During t [...]

    18. I listened to this book as an audio book. The guy who read it was not my favorite reader. He was not bad, per se, but he was boring and disengaging. I found this book to be rather boring. It could be because I listened to it. I've read and listened to many non-fiction books about children and child development, but this one was particularly uninteresting. Most of the information was not new or enlightening, although there were a few good bits here and there. I liked the question and answer secti [...]

    19. I have 2 kids. I did have to laugh at the description of "orchid" children and "dandelion" children. I'm pretty sure I have one orchid and one dandelion child, though they are both adored. Reassuring and interesting book. It's a little bit "pop science" as my husband pointed out, but it also answers a lot of questions parents wonder about with research, instead of conjecture. It reminds me a bit of Nurture Shock.Very good read--particularly found interesting the sections on maternal stress and b [...]

    20. This book is a summary of neuroscience research on how children's brains develop. While it does provide some practical advice, the main purpose of the book is not to advocate a particular style of parenting. In fact, the authors repeatedly state that parents should just relax - most important aspects of brain development happen automatically, without much outside assistance required. There are brief sidebars throughout the book with snippets of practical advice, some of which are contradictory(p [...]

    21. I loved this book. I am sure my family is sick of me quoting all the studies referenced in this book. The book is definitely not just for parents it's for anyone interested in the brain and how it affects child development. Handy for anyone who works with kids. The parenting advice in this book is not preachy or really even advice, but rather an analysis of what works based on a variety of of scientific studies. The studies referenced are all peer reviewed scientific studies with large control g [...]

    22. Boy this was tough to get through. It was written like a textbook but with childish cartoons thrown randomly in. Very bizarre. Also, I hate when the inserted comments are thrown in mid sentence so that you have to flip back to them when you finish a paragraph. Back to the book, I guess I was expecting a more readable experience but this is not one of those informational parenting books that include a scientific basis, more like a brain science book with occasional applications to parenting throw [...]

    23. The authors are clearly brain specialists and not child psychologists. They do give some decent information on the science of brain development but then just seem to tack on childrearing advice as an after-thought and with seemingly no real understanding of its actual impact. I also found the book to be condescending at times with the authors implying they’re smarter than their readers because they’re scientists and advising people to go back a re-read certain sections because the reader pro [...]

    24. Great book for anyone with kids and would like to try to understand what is going on in their heads. I was amazed how often the book described circumstances that I have found strange in my experience as a dad. For instance, Maggie lately classifies everything as boy this or girl that. "Daddy only girls eat their vegetables." Coincidently the book explains why children her age feel strongly defined by their gender. It did get a little too technical occasionally. I don't care what part of the brai [...]

    25. Basically, kids are dandelions and will grow up fine with a variety of parenting environments. The exception is where there is a lower socio-economic status. I found the insets interesting, though the format slightly reminded me of the " For Dummies" style. The references to other pages of the book while within each segment were distracting, and I didn't find hose useful though a couple of times I re-read a section, but then thought, the while book is choppy, I just need to keep reading forward [...]

    26. I skimmed this book because I didn't find it very engrossing. The authors review the current science on brain development and have good credentials for doing so. In essence, I think their view is that parents need to calm down and do no harm - brain development mostly happens on its own as long as you don't abuse your kids. I stopped reading because it felt like that was the message over and over.

    27. Meh- some of the side boxes with practical tips were useful but this reads much more like a neuroscience textbook for dummies than a tool for parents. There is a lot of attention focused on exactly what part of the brain controls what functions when really, I just wanted to know how to apply the evidence. That being said, I did flag a few passages and I liked the idea of "dandelion" and "orchid" children and the overall tone of "almost anything you do will be fine".

    28. Neuroscience fascinates me. Child development fascinates me. Knowledge of brain development has been growing in recent years. Here is a book that seems well-presented visually and organizationally. The type is easy on the eyes. The table of contents is informative. There is a glossary and an index. The chapters I've read so far are marked by exceeding clarity -- translated means that the book appears accessible to non-experts.

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