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

ISBN-10: 1608199339

ISBN-13: 9781608199334

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In this critically acclaimed, popular, and essential book, neuroscientists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang (who is also a parent) explain the facets and functions of the developing brain, discussing salient subjects like sleep problems, language learning, gender differences, and autism. They dispel common myths about important subjects like 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). This book helps you know when to worry, how to respond, and, most important, when to relax.Welcome to Your Child’s Brainupends 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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List price: $16.00
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 9/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D,is the former editor in chief ofNature Neuroscience, the leading scientific journal in the field of brain research. During her career, she has read over 5000 neuroscience papers, given lectures at many universities, and attended over fort scientific meetings in ten countries. Her science writing has been published in theNew York Times,Washington Post,El Mundoand theLondon Times. She lives in Northern California with her husband, one cat, and three chickens. Sam Wang, Ph.D,is an associate professor of neuroscience at Princeton University. He has published fifty articles on the brain in leading scientific journals and received numerous awards. His research and analysis has been featured in theWall Street Journal, theNew York Timesand on National Public Radio, and he has made numerous television and radio appearances. He lives in Princeton, NJ with his wife and their two-year-old daughter.

QUIZ How Well Do You Know Your Child's Brain?
Introduction The Brain That Builds Itself
Meet Your Child's Brain
The Five Hidden Talents of Your Baby's Brain
Ages: Birth to One Year
Myth: If anything goes wrong, Mom is to blame
In the Beginning: Prenatal Development
Ages: Conception to Birth
Practical tip: Less stress, fewer problems
Practical tip: Eat fish during pregnancy
Baby, You Were Born to Learn
Ages: Birth to Two Years
Myth: Breast-feeding increases intelligence
Practical tip: Guided practice can accelerate motor development
Beyond Nature Versus Nurture
Ages: Conception to College
Footprints on the genome
Culture can drive evolution
Growing Through a Stage
Once in a Lifetime: Sensitive Periods
Ages: Birth to Fifteen Years
Brain food
The limits of brain plasticity
Born Linguists
Ages: Birth to Eight Years
Practical tip: Teach foreign languages early in life
Beautiful Dreamer
Ages: Birth to Nine Years
Practical tip: How to get your baby to sleep
What children dream about
It's a Girl! Gender Differences
Ages: Birth to Eighteen Years
Practical tip: Broadening your child's abilities
Adolescence: It's Not Just About Sex
Ages: Twelve Years to Twenty Years
Myth: Adolescents have a longer day-night cycle
Start Making Sense
Learning to See
Ages: Birth to Five Years
Practical tip: Outdoor play improves vision
Speculation: Modern life is changing our brains
Connect with Your Baby Through Hearing and Touch
Ages: Third Trimester to Two Years
Practical tip: Protect your child from noise, starting before birth
The neuroscience of snuggle
Eat Dessert First: Flavor Preferences
Ages: Second Trimester to Two Years
Practical tip: Getting your child to eat spinach
Practical tip: Worried about your child's weight?
The Serious Business of Play
The Best Gift You Can Give: Self-Control
Ages: Two Years to Seven Years
Practical tip: Imaginary friends, real skills
Practical tip: Learning two languages improves cognitive control
Playing for Keeps
Ages: Two Years to Eighteen Years
Play in adult life
Moving the Body and Brain Along
Ages: Four Years to Eighteen Years
Practical tip: Protect your child from head injuries
Electronic Entertainment and the Multitasking Myth
Ages: Birth to Eighteen Years
Speculation: Does Internet use reduce empathy?
Practical tip: Baby videos do more harm than good
Your Child as an Individual
Nice to Meet You: Temperament
Ages: Birth to Twenties
Why you're turning into your mother
Myth: Birth order influences personality
Emotions in the Driver's Seat
Ages: Birth to Early Twenties
Myth: The right hemisphere is the emotional side
Self-control promotes empathy
Empathy and Theory of Mind
Ages: One Year to Five Years
Older siblings speed a child's theory-of-mind development
Imitation in the brain
Playing Nicely with Others
Ages: Birth to Early Twenties
Stereotyping and socialization
Practical tip: Promoting conscience
Your Child's Brain at School
Starting to Write the Life Story
Ages: Two Years to Eighteen Years
Practical tip: The best study habits
Babies forget faster
Learning to Solve Problems
Ages: Two Years to Eighteen Years
Practical tip: Social rejection reduces IQ
Take It from the Top: Music
Ages: Birth to Nine Years
Myth: The Mozart effect
Practical tip: The benefits of music and drama
Go Figure: Learning About Math
Ages: Birth to Early Twenties
Practical tip: Stereotypes and test performance
The Many Roads to Reading
Ages: Four Years to Twelve Years
Practical tip: Reading at home
The causes of dyslexia
Bumps in the Road
Hang in There, Baby: Stress and Resilience
Ages: Third Trimester to Eighteen Years
Practical tip: Dandelion and orchid children
Mind-Blindness: Autism
Ages: One Year to Four Years
Speculation: Are feral children autistic?
Practical tip: Behavioral therapy is helpful if started early
Old Genes Meet the Modern World: ADHD
Ages: Eight Years to Eighteen Years
Practical tip: Spotting untrustworthy treatments
Myth: The all-powerful brain scan
Catch Your Child Being Good: Behavior Modification
Ages: One Year to Twelve Years
Practical tip: Getting to good
Myth: Praise builds self-esteem
A Tough Road to Travel: Growing Up in Poverty
Ages: Conception to Eighteen Years
Epidemiology is hard to interpret
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