"We have now entered a brand-new era of parenting, where for the first time we have the scientific evidence, not just opinions, that explains how to enable a child to thrive."
I found this book. It’s like a 7th grade science textbook of what current brain research says about raising kids.
I'm hooked. Know the kind of books you like so much, you keep reading it bit by bit to savor it, but also jump ahead to the good parts? That's what this is to me.
As a newer mom, I've consumed plenty of parenting advice:
•Friends, family and strangers
•Crappy, crappy parenting books (I hate you, "BabyWise.")
•Decent parenting books that don't always go very deep or focus too much on older kids
•Social media moms
•And of course, late night Google searches that lead to discussion forums from like 2009 (totally reliable sources of information)
I like to learn. I read a lot. I ask my mom friends--including my own awesome mom!--for advice. Guys, this books takes all the best advice I've read and heard and then backs it with science. I am in love.
If you're a parent, future parent, grandparent, teacher, or just someone who likes kids, you should read this book. It's $8.99 on Amazon right now.
If you don't like to read, just buy it and skip to the parts that are interesting to you, such as the sections on sleep or separations. Or if you want, just look at the pictures and read the captions (those are all way shorter than this post!).
Which would you rather rely on? Late night internet searches? Or an actual science-based book about your child's brain?
Seriously friends, just get the book. Read. Learn. Be challenged.
And, if you want to talk about it, come join the Brainy Mamas Facebook group.
Quote: The Science of Parenting by Margot Sunderland
I'm a teacher, mama, and mentor. I created the You Before School e-course and more. I'm here to encourage and share self-efficacy skills for women.