PTA is providing Po Bronson, author of “Nurture Shock” on February 8 at 6:30 in the Burnett MPR. From the book:
One of the most influential books about children ever published, Nurture Shock offers a revolutionary new perspective on children that upends a library’s worth of conventional wisdom. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, the authors 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, NurtureShock gets to the core of how we grow, learn and live.
Released in hardcover in September 2009, Nurture Shock remained on the New York Times best seller list for three months, and was one of Amazon’s best selling books for 2009. The book has become a worldwide phenomenon with editions published around the world – in fifteen languages, to date.
In addition to Bronson and Merryman’s writings on praise — first made famous in New York magazine — there are nine more equally groundbreaking chapters.