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SMART PARENTING, SMARTER KIDS...

Every week new discoveries about the brain make the news, often promising parents the latest “right” way to nurture their kids’ developing brains and behavior. And every day there’s a new technology that demands your child’s attention, a new game or toy that purports to make your kid smarter, and a new snack promising to be healthy as well as tasty. How’s a busy parent to make heads or tails of all these claims? You turn to Dr. David Walsh, an expert at translating the headline-making, cutting-edge findings into practical suggestions for parenting today. In his previous bestseller, Why Do They Act That Way?, Walsh showed how to manage the difficult teenage years by understanding how the adolescent brain develops.

Now he’s written a complete guide to parenting from birth through the teen years, with recommendations that will help maximize any child’s potential. SMART PARENTING, SMARTER KIDS doesn’t just describe...
 
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NO: WHY KIDS OF ALL AGES NEED TO HEAR IT AND WAYS PARENTS CAN SAY IT

No. It’s not just a one-word answer, it’s a parenting strategy. By saying no when they need to, parents help their children learn skills, such as self-reliance, self-discipline, respect, integrity, the ability to delay gratification, and a host of other crucial character traits. Although the importance of no should be obvious, many parents have a hard time...
 
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WHY DO THEY ACT THAT WAY

Why Do They Act That Way by David Walsh Raising Cain meets A Mind at a Time in this practical, accessible, science-based guide to developmental changes in the teen brain and how they affect behavior-and what parents and teachers can do about the challenging problems that arise as a result. Adults have been struggling with teenagers since before Socrates noted that, “youth have bad manners, contempt for authority...

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