• Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded)

  • How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
  • De : John Medina
  • Lu par : John Medina
  • Durée : 9 h et 26 min
  • Version intégrale Livre audio
  • Date de publication : 02/09/2014
  • Langue : Anglais
  • Éditeur : Pear Press
  • 5 out of 5 stars (5 notations)

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Description

What’s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child’s brain? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know. In his New York Times best seller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work - and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child’s brain develops - and what you can do to optimize it. You will view your children - and how to raise them - in a whole new light. You’ll learn: Where nature ends and nurture begins. Why men should do more household chores. What you do when emotions run hot affects how your baby turns out, because babies need to feel safe above all. TV is harmful for children under two. Your child’s ability to relate to others predicts her future math performance. Smart and happy are inseparable. Pursuing your child’s intellectual success at the expense of his happiness achieves neither. Praising effort is better than praising intelligence. The best predictor of academic performance is not IQ. It’s self-control. What you do right now - before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and through the first five years - will affect your children for the rest of their lives. Brain Rules for Baby is an indispensable guide.

©2014 John J. Medina (P)2014 John J. Medina

Critiques

"Dr. Medina hits the nail on the head with Brain Rules for Baby. We are always looking for ways to make our kids smarter, better, happier. Medina gives such practical, usable advice and tips." (Nina L. Shapiro, MD, UCLA School of Medicine)
"An engaging and fun-to-read translation of the best research on child development and effective parenting. I gave Dr. Medina's book to my own son." (Ginger Maloney, Ph.D, The Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy)
"If you've no room for another brain-development title, weed an old one to make room for this. Covering such topics as pregnancy, relationships, and "moral" babies, the book will educate even the most learned parents. Medina's humorous, conversational style make this an absolute please to read." ( Library Journal)

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  • Erik
  • 14/08/2015

The Only Baby Book I'd Recommend

If you could sum up Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded) in three words, what would they be?

Science based advice.

What other book might you compare Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded) to and why?

Honestly, this book stands alone in a cesspool of snake oil sold as pregnancy and parenting advice. Medina’s book is baby 501. It’s all science. Everything he talks about has been published in a peer reviewed journal, and replicated by at least one other study that meets that same criteria. He shuts down a lot of the expensive bullshit, like Baby Einstein, and other scams to make babies smart.

Have you listened to any of John Medina’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not. Some reviewers of the audiobook don’t like Medina’s delivery. While it’s true he lacks the polish of professional narrators, he is a lecturer and has a huge passion for his work. I think that might be off putting to some that want the narration to be like an offensive lineman in football: doing its best work when no one notices. But I personally find Medina’s vigorous reading of his own material to be really great.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This is a science based book on how to raise a baby. Pathos really doesn't play a role in it.

Any additional comments?

I’ve seen some complaints that Medina meanders too much in his book rather than saving the reader time and getting to the point. I get that some parents are too busy to hear the how and why of Medina’s rules, they want quick instruction to best build their baby’s brain. But for me, I want more than just a set of instructions I’m taking on faith. I love hearing the specifics of the studies that form Medina’s rule set.

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  • Ronald E. Newlon
  • 09/11/2014

New addition is not a good audio book

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The additions to this book were recorded independently and are in a tunnel

What other book might you compare Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded) to and why?

Buy the book not the audio book

What didn’t you like about John Medina’s performance?

Too many anecdotes by women and he raises his voice too much
sounds a little like monty python

Could you see Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded) being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

no - please do not do this

Any additional comments?

I wish that I would have bough tthe book. It is a good book but a very bad audio book

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  • NerfHerder42
  • 31/03/2016

Great Content, Less Great Recording Quality

The majority of this book is very well recorded, but during the later chapters portions of the author's recording take a noticeable and jarring dip in quality.

The content of the book is magnificent; I learned a great deal about important steps that can be taken to help my child better develop into a thriving adult.

I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone about to become a new parent.

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  • CPL
  • 23/12/2017

Interesting content, horrible narration. Buy the physical book

The information provided is valuable but I could barely get past the narrator’s voice and presentation! He sounds like a mildly drunk radio talk show host. I had to force myself to listen to 30 minutes each day just to get the info but it was painful. My husband heard about 15 minutes and refused to listen to anymore because of the narrator’s “used car salesman” voice. Save yourself the pain and read the physical book.

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  • Global
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  • ESL student
  • 30/08/2017

good for parenting

very detail advice. as parenting, we should learn more for our baby. This book gives me alot of information about how to develop a happy baby, emotional contorl, punishment system and making a sleep routine. anyway just give it a try. sorry english is not my first language.

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  • Mike
  • 19/09/2016

Baby book for nerds

Loved the practical applications and information offered. As my wife and I read more and more baby books I truly appreciate evidence and data behind the information. Medina is entertaining throughout his reading and makes it easy to see which parts he is truly passionate about it. Smart book that I strongly recommend to those who want to understand why not every option works for every baby. Makes so much sense not just for babies but my day to day interactions with adults.

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  • Michelle Alcalde
  • 20/06/2017

Read for increased anxiety. I would not recommend this book.

I only got up to chapter 3. With the start of the first chapter I felt I was gonna learn something from this book because it was based on statistical evidence. Then as it progressed it seemed to focus less on what positive things can be done for baby and your relationship and instead focused on explaining how shitty it can be only adding to anxiety. Repeating over again how stress can affect your baby without giving the tools to fix it wasn't helpful (although he did mention he would give the tools later in the book - I need them now as you explain it because you just stressed me out ) then I began chapter 3. Horrible. I am well aware and educated enough to know the strain a newborn baby can put on your relationship I don't need to listen to how easy it is to fail for over an hour, again without giving any tools to fix it . The first three chapters were mostly negative statistics without any advice to avoid becoming one of them. Also I believe in the second chapter he referred to overweight pregnant women as too fat. No professionalism there. Personally I would pass on this book all it did was give me anxiety I didn't have prior.

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  • Johan
  • 17/05/2015

Fantastic insights, backed by science

What made the experience of listening to Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded) the most enjoyable?

All the "brain rules" come with easy to understand examples which makes adopting the rules easier and quicker. The narration was engaging and easy to understand at x2 times the normal speed.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded)?

The empathy reflex and surrounding methods were really cool and unintuitive. Valuable lesson.

What does John Medina bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love having the author narrate his/her own stuff. John Medina brings an engaging reading to this book and it's very enjoyable to listen to. I plowed through this book in two sittings while doing household work, much thanks to John's narration.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 08/08/2018

I enjoyed this book thoroughly!

there's lots of information backed up by science and practical Solutions for new parents. Thank you

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07/08/2018

Must read!

Must read for caregivers of little ones! I utilize what I I learned in this book daily with my 2.5 year old! Wonderful information to keep in mind when dealing with adults who may have had challenging upbringings as well!

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  • Tim L.
  • 09/12/2017

Little facts loads of stories

The facts that are being presented (with all sorts of irrelevant blathering around it) aren't any news to any adult with half a brain.
Do buy if it is news to you that, in order to raise an intelligent kid, you'd better pick an intelligent spouse and eat a balanced diet!

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