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

Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D.

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 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.

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 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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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 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sam Wang, Ph.D., Pete Larkin

Length:

9h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

24:12


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

16:33


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

29:44


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

17:29


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

15:09


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

17:41


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

15:00


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

18:02


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

25:06


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

18:48


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

18:42


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

16:24


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

22:33


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

17:04


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

18:02


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

12:48


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

16:41


Part 5, Chapter 17
Part 5, Chapter 17

18:48


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

14:50


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

14:51


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

21:04


Part 6, Chapter 21
Part 6, Chapter 21

16:15


Part 6, Chapter 22
Part 6, Chapter 22

16:35


Part 6, Chapter 23
Part 6, Chapter 23

18:24


Part 6, Chapter 24
Part 6, Chapter 24

15:59


Part 6, Chapter 25
Part 6, Chapter 25

16:43


Part 7, Chapter 26
Part 7, Chapter 26

21:04


Part 7, Chapter 27
Part 7, Chapter 27

23:21


Part 7, Chapter 28
Part 7, Chapter 28

17:26


Part 7, Chapter 29
Part 7, Chapter 29

15:28


Part 7, Chapter 30
Part 7, Chapter 30

19:57


Part 7, Chapter 31
Part 7, Chapter 31

00:24