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NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman argue that when it comes to children, we've mistaken good intentions for good ideas

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  • Jun 30, 2010
i like the way po presents info, very readable and interesting
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review by . July 15, 2010
I wanted to read NurtureShock before I became a parent myself, and in the process I discovered many things about the way that I was raised.      As the authors note, constant praise for one's ability, rather than for one's hard work, ingrains the notion that we are innately good at some things and innately bad at others. The lesson in the end? Working hard will get you nowhere because you will always do poorly at the things you do poorly at. As children grow, they avoid …
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