Audiobook Giveaway, Review and Blog Tour: NurtureShock: (9/19) CLOSED

Saturday, September 05, 2009 Posted by Dina N

Last month, I hosted a giveaway for an upcoming book by Po Bronson and Ashely Merryman called NurtureShock. I have since had the chance to hear the audiobook. I mostly listened to NurtureShock in the car. I was so fascinated by it, I would many times reach my destination and stay inside because I wanted to find out what came next.

NurtureShock is a very well-written and informative book. The authors summarize a vast body of modern research on child rearing and do an amazing job, presenting it in accessible, easy to understand format. The resulting 250 or so pages are a fascinating read that has challenged many of my prior assumptions on parenting. The book is thought-provoking and surprising, just as the research it discusses. It will forever change some of the ways you parent.

Let me give you an example. My children are smart, and I tell them so all the time. Or, I used to until I read NurtureShock. It turns out, generic praise of a child's intelligence will do more harm than good. Praising their effort, on the other hand, will motivate them to try harder. In addition, fear of failure may prevent otherwise very smart kids from trying new things if they believe they would not be successful. I remember feeling something similar as a teen. NurtureShock helped me understand what had been standing in the way all these years ago.

What about baby videos? We own almost the entire collection of Baby Einstein movies. My firstborn used to love them. While entertaining, these are not the best way to stimulate baby's intelligence and speech. Babies' brains will do much better with human interaction. I thought exposing a child to various languages would help him learn better later in life. However, it turns out there is a huge difference between the foreign language words spoken in a Baby Einstein video and the ones heard from a live speaker.

Why do siblings fight? I used to think the reason was jealousy, and because each wanted more parental attention. Wrong again! NurtureShock convincingly cites modern research showing that the reason is neither.

While I was familiar with some of the topics, such as the importantance of sleep for children, NurtureShock still presented new information. I found out that just a quarter of an hour of sleep can have significant consequences. I knew that too little sleep is not good but had no idea just how detrimental its effect could be, contributing to anything from obesity to emotional wellbeing to learning disorders.

The chapters on teen rebellion, lying, intelligence testing, race, self-control, and involved parenting are an equally captivating read. It's clear that a lot of careful work has gone into writing this book. Just the notes and sources at the end fill 80-something extra pages. Bronson and Merryman, award-winning journalists, have come up with a read that to me was as entertaining as any book of fiction, while more eye-opening than any parenting book I can recall reading.

I highly recommend that you read this astonishing book. NurtureShock hit the shelves on September 3rd and it deserves to land on top of the bestselling lists.

The Giveaway
I loved this book so much, I just had to offer you another chance to win it! This time, THREE readers will receive copies of the NurtureShock audiobook, thanks to Hachette Book Group!

To enter, let me know what was the last book you enjoyed reading.

You can do any and all of the following for extra chances to win:
  • blog about this giveaway linking to this post and get 2 entries;
  • email three people about this giveaway and copy me;
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, feel free to copy and paste: "Win one of 3 copies of a surprising new parenting audiobook, NurtureShock, at Just Another New Blog! Ends 9/19 @aitmama http://tiny.cc/6murL" – you can do this once a day;
  • subscribe to my blog or become a follower - it counts if you already are, one entry for each;
  • add my link to your blog roll or my button to your sidebar - one entry for each;
  • digg, stumble, etc. this giveaway - you can use the Share / Save buttons below this post - one entry for each;
  • enter another one of my giveaways and leave a comment you did - you get one extra entry for each giveaway you enter.
The deadline to enter is September 19, 2009, 11:59pm EST. Three winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or alternates will be chosen.

Open to residents of U.S. or Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. One book per person. Winners will receive their prizes directly from Hachette Book Group. Book information was provided by the publisher.

Good luck!

Remember to visit the other stops on the blog tour for more thoughts on the book and extra chances to win:

http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com - Aug. 31 Q&A, review and giveaway
http://www.sageandsavvy.com - Aug. 31 review and giveaway
http://bridget3420.blogspot.com - Aug. 31 giveaway
www.momdotcom.net - Sept. 1 giveaway
http://debbiesworld.wordpress.com - Sept. 1 giveaway
http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com - Sept. 1 giveaway
www.busyjulieblog.blogspot.com - Sept. 1 review and giveaway
http://metroreader.blogspot.com - Sept. 2 review and giveaway (audiobook)
http://booksoulmates.blogspot.com - Sept. 2 giveaway
http://nightdweller20.wordpress.com - Sept. 3 giveaway
www.mamalatinatips.com - Sept. 4 review and giveaway
http://reviewfromhere.com - Sept. 5
http://takemeaway-jennala9.blogspot.com - Sept. 5 Q&A and giveaway
http://ilratb.blogspot.com - Sept. 6 Q&A, review, and giveaway (hardcover and audio).
http://ajourneyofbooks.blogspot.com - Sept. 7 Q&A and giveaway
http://www.blogbusinessworld.blogspot.com - Sept. 7 Q&A and review
www.thisbookforfree.com - Sept. 7 review and giveaway (book and audiobook)
http://bethsbookreviewblog.blogspot.com - Sept 7 review; Sept. 8 Q&A and giveaway
http://aparkavenueprincess.blogspot.com - Sept. 9 review and giveaway
http://knitpurlgurl.blogspot.com - Sept. 10 giveaway
http://review.nanashi-inc.net - Sept. 10 review and giveaway
www.ultimatebookhound.blogspot.com - Sept. 11 review and giveaway
http://libraryqueue.blogpspot.com - Sept. 11 review.

107 comments:

  1. Jenny said...

    I did the blog tour for this today too and I just wanted to add that I loved this book too!! I don't have kids yet but work with them and also teach parenting classes and thought the topics were fascinating!

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