Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Brain Rules: This Book Sounds Really Interesting!

My mom sent me this link today to a Huffington Post article about raising a brilliant baby.  Since that's the title, I was initially a little turned off because, let's face it, most stuff like that is a bunch of poppycock.  That's right, I said poppycock.  Anyway, skip the annoying title and check out the book description, or skip that site altogether and just go directly to John Medina's website on Brain Rules.  He's a developmental molecular biologist who has written two books based on a lot of legitimate research. The first is Brain Rules and the second is Brain Rules for Baby. I think they sound fascinating, but I love reading about various studies.  Unfortunately, my library doesn't have Brain Rules for Baby, but they do have his first book so I'm going to start there.

Oh, and there's a fun 20 question quiz on his site to test your parental braininess if you're bored. I missed three so I only scored an 85%.  Boooooo!!!

6 comments:

  1. Interesting. You did well on the test. :)

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  2. I like that quiz. I got an 85 too.

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  3. I must be out of practice - I only got a 70%.

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  4. Welllllll, I watched the first half of the video before taking it so that helped me out a bit. Some of it seemed intuitive, but a lot of it was also contradictory to main stream parenting so it was a little tricky!

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  5. You're sweet for making me feel better - I didn't watch the website video.

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  6. You're the one who sent me the link!!! And you didn't even watch it. Hmph. Serves you right then :)

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