The Gardener and the Carpenter
Author : Alison Gopnik
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release :2016-08-09
Total pages :320
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781429944335
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One of the world's leading child psychologists shatters the myth of "good parenting" Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human. Yet the thing we call "parenting" is a surprisingly new invention. In the past thirty years, the concept of parenting and the multibillion dollar industry surrounding it have transformed child care into obsessive, controlling, and goal-oriented labor intended to create a particular kind of child and therefore a particular kind of adult. In The Gardener and the Carpenter, the pioneering developmental psychologist and philosopher Alison Gopnik argues that the familiar twenty-first-century picture of parents and children is profoundly wrong--it's not just based on bad science, it's bad for kids and parents, too. Drawing on the study of human evolution and her own cutting-edge scientific research into how children learn, Gopnik shows that although caring for children is profoundly important, it is not a matter of shaping them to turn out a particular way. Children are designed to be messy and unpredictable, playful and imaginative, and to be very different both from their parents and from each other. The variability and flexibility of childhood lets them innovate, create, and survive in an unpredictable world. “Parenting" won't make children learn—but caring parents let children learn by creating a secure, loving environment.

The Gardener and the Carpenter
Author : Alison Gopnik
Publisher : Macmillan
Release :2016-08-09
Total pages :302
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780374229702
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"Alison Gopnik, a ... developmental psychologist, [examines] the paradoxes of parenthood from a scientific perspective"--

The Gardener and the Carpenter
Author : Alison Gopnik
Publisher : Random House
Release :2016-08-25
Total pages :320
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781473546493
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Selected as a Book of the Year by the Financial Times ‘The Gardener and the Carpenter should be required reading for anyone who is, or is thinking of becoming a parent’ Financial Times Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human. Yet the thing we call ‘parenting’ is a surprisingly new invention. In the past thirty years, the concept of parenting and the huge industry surrounding it have transformed childcare into obsessive, controlling, and goal-orientated labour intended to create a particular kind of child, and therefore a particular kind of adult. Drawing on the study of human evolution and her own cutting-edge scientific research into how children learn, Gopnik shows that although caring for children is profoundly important, it is not a matter of shaping them to turn out a particular way. Children are designed to be messy and unpredictable, playful and imaginative, and to be very different both from their parents and from each other. The variability and flexibility of childhood lets them innovate, create, and survive in an unpredictable world. ‘Parenting’ won't make children learn – but caring parents let children learn by creating a secure, loving environment. In The Gardener and the Carpenter, the pioneering developmental psychologist and philosopher Alison Gopnik argues that the familiar twenty-first-century picture of parenting is profoundly wrong – it's not just based on bad science, it's bad for children and their parents too.

The Gardener and the Carpenter
Author : Alison Gopnik
Publisher : Picador
Release :2017-08-01
Total pages :320
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1250132258
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Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human. Yet the thing we call "parenting" is a surprisingly new invention. In the past thirty years, the concept of parenting and the multibillion dollar industry surrounding it have transformed child care into obsessive, controlling, and goal-oriented labor intended to create a particular kind of child and therefore a particular kind of adult. In The Gardener and the Carpenter , the pioneering developmental psychologist and philosopher Alison Gopnik argues that the familiar twenty-first-century picture of parents and children is profoundly wrong-it's not just based on bad science, it's bad for kids and parents, too.Drawing on the study of human evolution and her own cutting-edge scientific research into how children learn, Gopnik shows that although caring for children is profoundly important, it is not a matter of shaping them to turn out a particular way. Children are designed to be messy and unpredictable, playful and imaginative, and to be very different both from their parents and from each other. The variability and flexibility of childhood lets them innovate, create, and survive in an unpredictable world. "Parenting" won't make children learn-but caring parents let children learn by creating a secure, loving environment. - Excerpted and widely shared and discussed in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal - For readers of Julie Lythcott-Haims

The Philosophical Baby
Author : Alison Gopnik
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release :2009-08-04
Total pages :304
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781429959445
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For most of us, having a baby is the most profound, intense, and fascinating experience of our lives. Now scientists and philosophers are starting to appreciate babies, too. The last decade has witnessed a revolution in our understanding of infants and young children. Scientists used to believe that babies were irrational, and that their thinking and experience were limited. Recently, they have discovered that babies learn more, create more, care more, and experience more than we could ever have imagined. And there is good reason to believe that babies are actually smarter, more thoughtful, and even more conscious than adults. This new science holds answers to some of the deepest and oldest questions about what it means to be human. A new baby's captivated gaze at her mother's face lays the foundations for love and morality. A toddler's unstoppable explorations of his playpen hold the key to scientific discovery. A three-year-old's wild make-believe explains how we can imagine the future, write novels, and invent new technologies. Alison Gopnik - a leading psychologist and philosopher, as well as a mother - explains the groundbreaking new psychological, neuroscientific, and philosophical developments in our understanding of very young children, transforming our understanding of how babies see the world, and in turn promoting a deeper appreciation for the role of parents.

Save Our Sleep: Toddler
Author : Tizzie Hall
Publisher : Macmillan Publishers Aus.
Release :2010-02-01
Total pages :284
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1742627110
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From the international baby whisperer Tizzie Hall comes this toddler's edition of the bestselling Save Our Sleep Over 40,000 copies sold. In 14 years of operation, Tizzie Hall's Save Our Sleep organisation has assisted thousands of children of all ages to learn how to sleep through the night, every night. By sharing an insight into baby and toddler sleep patterns, Tizzie has developed a method of putting parents at ease about their child's behaviour and learn how to effectively combat childhood sleep and behavioural problems. Save Our Sleep: Toddler focuses on the wealth of new information specific to sleep and behaviour in toddlerhood. The detailed advice in this book will help you learn how to deal with the tests that inevitably accompany toddlerhood and continue to enjoy a good night's sleep. It provides specific routines for sleeping and feeding for toddlers between one and three years, as well as addressing common toddler issues such as potty training, tantrums, food and feeding, childcare, travelling, moving house, daylight savings and the transition from a cot to a bed. **Tizzie Hall is pleased to offer a complimentary copy of her safe bedding guide with all purchases of a Save Our Sleep ebook. Once you have completed your purchase please email a copy of your receipt to info@saveoursleep.com and the guide will be emailed to you.**

Phantom Gardener
Author : Mary Carpenter Reid
Publisher : Bethany House Pub
Release :1997
Total pages :80
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1556617178
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Steff and her younger sister Paulie are staying at a retirement community with their grandmother, an avid gardener, when they hear stories about a phantom gardener who works at night and a thief who is stealing plants.

The Essential Urban Farmer
Author : Novella Carpenter,Willow Rosenthal
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2012-01-10
Total pages :592
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781101559321
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The "how-to" guide for a new generation of farmers from the author of Farm City and a leading urban garden educator. In this indispensable guide, Farm City author Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal share their experience as successful urban farmers and provide practical blueprints-complete with rich visual material-for novice and experienced growers looking to bring the principles of ethical food to the city streets. The Essential Urban Farmer guides readers from day one to market day, advising on how to find the perfect site, design a landscape, and cultivate crops. For anyone who has ever grown herbs on windowsills, or tomatoes on fire escapes, this is an invaluable volume with the potential to change our menus, our health, and our cities forever.

The Scientist In The Crib
Author : Alison Gopnik,Andrew N. Meltzoff,Patricia K. Kuhl
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release :2009-10-13
Total pages :304
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780061846915
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This exciting book by three pioneers in the new field of cognitive science discusses important discoveries about how much babies and young children know and learn, and how much parents naturally teach them.It argues that evolution designed us both to teach and learn, and that the drive to learn is our most important instinct. It also reveals as fascinating insights about our adult capacities and how even young children -- as well as adults -- use some of the same methods that allow scientists to learn so much about the world. Filled with surprise at every turn, this vivid, lucid, and often funny book gives us a new view of the inner life of children and the mysteries of the mind.

How Babies Think
Author : Alison Gopnik,Andrew N. Meltzoff,Patricia Katherine Kuhl
Publisher :
Release :2001
Total pages :279
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 075381417X
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Learning begins in the first days of life. Scientists are now discovering how young children develop emotionally and intellectually, and are beginning to realize that from birth babies already know a staggering amount about the world around them. In the first book of its kind for a popular audience, three leading US scientists draw on twenty-five years of research in philosophy, psychology, computer science, linguistics and neuroscience to reveal what babies know and how they learn it.