Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Your child's brain: relax!

That's the opening message of Welcome To Your Child's Brain. Our big theme is that from the start, children's brains are wired to set themselves up under a wide range of conditions. This idea is supported by decades of evidence, stemming from decades of neuroscience and psychology research. Basically, they're hard to break!

We realize this flies in the face of much parenting advice. Of course it's not the whole story: there are cases in which extra attention can be critical. We review those cases too, as well as the neuroscience of what's going on.

If you're curious now, here's an excerpt for your enjoyment.