From birth onward, a child’s brain develops in amazing ways. Whether you’re pregnant with your first child or trying to figure out why adolescents act the way they do, parenting expert Dr. David Walsh shows you how to make the most of the latest breakthroughs in brain science and psychology in this complete, cradle-to-college guide to parenting.
Backed by science and filled with stories, Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids finds the practical advice in groundbreaking scientific headlines about memory, language, emotions, nutrition, play, and more. Dr. Walsh equips you with usable information about exercise, sleep, emotional intelligence, connection—all of which work together to help kids reach their full potential. Some of the recent discoveries in neuroscience confirm age-old parental wisdom, while other discoveries will prompt some immediate changes. With accessible explanations and handy tool kits for building your personalized brain-wise parenting plan, Dr. Walsh helps you help your kids grow up healthy, happy, and smart as you navigate today’s unique challenges—including bullying, stress, and the risks of the Internet and other digital media. Particularly timely in its information on the highly adaptable teenage brain and how to help adolescents manage the transition into adulthood, this is a personal plan for the most important job in the world: raising kids.
“His practical advice is delivered in a breezy style, with many first-person examples to help parents understand how the brain develops and apply that knowledge.…Today’s parents will appreciate the modern applications and additional resources. A helpful guide.” —Kirkus Reviews
David Walsh, Ph.D., is one of the most sought-after speakers in America on child and teen psychology, parenting, and children’s brain development. Founder of Mind Positive Parenting in Minneapolis, he is an award-winning psychologist, author of Why Do They Act That Way? and No, a television personality, and the subject of a nationally televised PBS special, Raising Media-Wise Kids.