Nurtureshock: New Thinking about Children by Po Bronson
Nothing like a parenting manual, this exploration of themes and issues that transcend children's (and adults') lives from award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman argues that when it comes to children, we've mistaken good intentions for good ideas.
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?