If you understand that the brain is interested foremost in survival, and that the brain has a deep need for relating to others, the things that best develop your baby's brain will make sense.
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All kids need rules, but every brain is wired differently, so you need to know your kid's emotional landscapes inside and out -- and adapt your discipline strategies accordingly.
The child's realization that you can't always read his or her mind coincides with the flowering of something we call Theory of Mind skills.
Although the case is overwhelming that television exposure should be limited, TV cannot be painted with a monolithic brush.
Mischel found that children who could delay gratification for 15 minutes scored 210 points higher on their SATs than children who lasted one minute.
More than 30 years of study show that children raised in growth-mindset homes consistently outscore their fixed-mindset peers in academic achievement.
"Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five" is based on science that most parents (unless they subscribe to scientific journals) don't get a chance to see.
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