August 31, 2009

Blog Tour/Giveaway: Nurture Shock by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman

Description (taken from here):

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.

Participating Blogs: - Aug. 31 Q&A, review and giveaway - Aug. 31 review and giveaway - Aug. 31 giveaway - Sept. 1 giveaway - Sept. 1 giveaway - Sept. 1 giveaway - Sept. 1 review and giveaway - Sept. 2 review and giveaway (audiobook) - Sept. 2 giveaway - Sept. 3 giveaway - Sept. 4 review and giveaway - Sept. 5 - Sept. 5 Q&A and giveaway - Sept. 5 review and giveaway (audiobook) - Sept. 5 review and giveaway - Sept. 6 Q&A, review, and giveaway (hardcover and audio). - Sept. 7 Q&A and giveaway - Sept. 7 Q&A and review - Sept. 7 review and giveaway (book and audiobook) - Sept. 7 review and giveaway. - Sept 7 review; Sept. 8 Q&A and giveaway - Sept. 9 review and giveaway - Sept. 10 giveaway - Sept. 10 review and giveaway - Sept. 11 review and giveaway - Sept. 11 review.

Anna over at Hachette has given me permission to give away 5 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The books will be mailed out by the publisher


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