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The world of parenting is about to change.

By Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

In a world of modern, involved, caring parents, why are so many kids aggressive and cruel? Where is intelligence hidden in the brain, and why does that matter? Why do cross-racial friendships decrease in schools that are more integrated? If 98% of kids think lying is morally wrong, then why do 98% of kids lie? What's the single most important thing that helps infants learn language?

NurtureShock is a groundbreaking collaboration between award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. They argue that when it comes to children, we've mistaken good intentions for good ideas. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, they demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science have been overlooked.

Nothing like a parenting manual, the authors' work is an insightful exploration of themes and issues that transcend children's (and adults') lives.

I will be holding a blog tour for this thought-provoking book for August 31 to September 11 and I invite you all to participate.

If you are interested, please EMAIL me at and provide the date you wish to post.

You can post a review or host a giveaway. The authors are also willing to do email Q&As.

If you'd like to hold a giveaway for the hardcover, please take note of the following guidelines:

-You can give away up to 5 copies
-When you have the contest posted, send me the link with the giveaway expiration date.
-Giveaway copies will be sent directly to winners--you must provide their mailing addresses--unless you specify otherwise.
-Only residents of the U.S. or Canada are eligible to win
-No P.O. Boxes

This book will also be available in audiobook. If you'd like to hold a giveaway for the audiobook copies, please note that you may give away 3 (three) copies.

Here are some more materials you might find useful:

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Author Bio:

Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman's New York Magazine articles on the science of children won the magazine journalism award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as the Clarion Award from the Association for Women in Communications. Their articles for Time Magazine won the award for outstanding journalism from the Council on Contemporary Families. Bronson has authored five books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller What Should I Do With My Life?

Participating Blogs: - Aug. 31 Q&A, review and giveaway - Aug. 31 review and giveaway - Aug. 31 giveaway - Sept. 1 giveaway - Sept. 1 giveaway - Sept. 1 giveaway - Sept. 1 review and giveaway - Sept. 2 review and giveaway (audiobook) - Sept. 2 giveaway - Sept. 3 giveaway - Sept. 4 review and giveaway - Sept. 5 - Sept. 5 Q&A and giveaway - Sept. 5 review and giveaway (audiobook) - Sept. 5 review and giveaway - Sept. 6 Q&A, review, and giveaway (hardcover and audio). - Sept. 7 Q&A and giveaway - Sept. 7 Q&A and review - Sept. 7 review and giveaway (book and audiobook) - Sept. 7 review and giveaway. - Sept 7 review; Sept. 8 Q&A and giveaway - Sept. 9 review and giveaway - Sept. 10 giveaway - Sept. 10 review and giveaway - Sept. 11 review and giveaway - Sept. 11 review.

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Emailing you in a sec :)
Just sent you email!
Hi Anna,

Just emailed you - thanks!
This looks interesting - sending an email now!

Thanks, Anna!

I would like to host a giveaway for this one.
Already emailed so please book my tour..will email dates...thanks!
Hi Anna. I have emailed you to join the tour. Thanks.
Anna....Me .... AGAIN! LOL Sorry....

xoxo Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)
I've written you about Nurtureshock. It sounds great!
Count me in! my email is regietc(at)gmail(dot)com

I'm sending you an email now. I'd love to review and host a giveaway!
Emailing you now for Wednesday Sept 2 :)

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