Nurture shock, parenting book

I think Nurture Shock is a parenting book. It arrived today from Amazon after I bought it from my mobile phone yesterday after reading mention of it in Carolyn Hax’s advice column. I barely know what it’s about really. I almost downloaded it instantly on my Kindle app but wanted to loan it to my daughter’s father in case it turns out to be any good.

I suspect it will be brilliant but I’ll wait and see.

The front cover says ‘why everything we think about raising our children is wrong’. The back says:

‘What if we told you …

  • Dishonesty in children is a positive trait
  • Arguing in front of your kids can make you a good role model
  • If you praise your children you risk making them fail

And it was all true?

I’ll keep you updated.

Nurtureshock: Why Everything We Thought About Children is Wrong by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman

P.s. For Bristolians, the first two words in the book, right under the heading Preface, are Cary Grant. The following four are ‘is at the door’.

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