Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Giveaway: NurtureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman (Audiobook)

In a world of modern, involved, caring parents, why are so many kids aggressive and cruel? Where is intelligence hidden in the brain, and why does that matter? Why do cross-racial friendships decrease in schools that are more integrated? If 98% of kids think lying is morally wrong, then why do 98% of kids lie? What's the single most important thing that helps infants learn language?

NurtureShock is a groundbreaking collaboration between award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. They argue that when it comes to children, we've mistaken good intentions for good ideas. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, they demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science have been overlooked.

Nothing like a parenting manual, the authors' work is an insightful exploration of themes and issues that transcend children's (and adults') lives.







Thanks to Hachette Book Group I have three audiobook copies to give away!

Contest runs from September 8, 2009 to 11:59 PM EST September 29, 2009. Winners will be announced September 30, 2009. Open to residents of US and Canada only. No PO boxes.

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31 comments:

J. Kaye said...

Sounds like a really great book. Not entering, but wanted to stop in and show my support.

Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to listen to this.

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I follow.

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Melissa said...

Please enter me in the contest

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I subscribe to your blog

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I tweeted about the contest


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I follow you on twitter


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Wanda said...

Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
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I am a follower of your blog. I also subscribe via Google Reader.
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cpullum said...

This book sound intersting I have two kids and this would give me some insight!
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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Bridget said...

Okay, no need to enter me -- just posted on Win A Book for you.

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Please count me in.

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I'm an email subscriber.

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Mardel said...

**I'm a follower of your blog
**I'd like to enter this contest--because: I've been thinking that things aren't going so well with all our "advanced" and "informed" ways of dealing with children. A lot of parents are too afraid to be firm with their children, or expect too much reasoning out of their kids. Not sure what the answer, or best way to handle kids is, except for some common sense and practicality, but I'd like to see what these people have to say about it. I work in a school (two schools) and have had numerous children myself. I find children fascinating.

bridget3420 said...

I'd like to enter.

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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
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Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
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Dawn M. said...

I love audiobooks and this one sounds like a great one to listen to. Count me in, please!

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Dawn M. said...

I subscribe by email. :0)

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