The Myth of the First Three Years : A New Understanding of Early Brain Development and Lifelong Learning

The Myth of the First Three Years : A New Understanding of Early Brain Development and Lifelong Learning by John Bruer 0684851849 9780684851846
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Most parents today have accepted the message that the first three years of a babys life determine whether or not the child will grow into a successful, thinking person. But is this powerful warning true? Do all the doors shut if babys brain doesnt get just the right amount of stimulation during the first three years of life? Have discoveries from the new brain science really proved that parents are wholly responsible for their childs intellectual successes and failures alike? Are parents losing the brain wars? No, argues national expert John Bruer. In The Myth of the First Three Years he offers parents new hope by debunking our most popular beliefs about the all-or-nothing effects of early experience on a childs brain and development. <P> Challenging the prevailing myth -- heralded by the national media, Head Start, and the White House -- that the most crucial brain development occurs between birth and age three, Bruer explains why relying on the zero to three standard threatens a childs mental and emotional well-being far more than missing a few sessions of toddler gymnastics. Too many parents, educators, and government

Author: John Bruer

Language: English

Edition: First edition.

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 256

Publisher: Free Press

Publication Date: 1999-09-09


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