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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 09 August 2016
  • ISBN : 9781429944335
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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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.

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The Gardener and the Carpenter

The Gardener and the Carpenter
  • Author : Alison Gopnik
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • 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

The Gardener and the Carpenter

The Gardener and the Carpenter
  • Author : Alison Gopnik
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • 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

The Gardener and the Carpenter
  • Author : Alison Gopnik
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-08-25
  • 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

The Philosophical Baby

The Philosophical Baby
  • Author : Alison Gopnik
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2009-08-04
  • 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.

Words, Thoughts, and Theories

Words, Thoughts, and Theories
  • Author : Alison Gopnik,Andrew N. Meltzoff
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • ISBN : 0262071754
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This text articulates and defends the 'theory theory' of cognitive and semantic development, the idea that infants and young children, like scientists, learn about the world by forming and revising theories.

Love Builds Brains

Love Builds Brains
  • Author : Jean M Clinton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-06-29
  • ISBN : 0981014968
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Love Builds Brains, lays out the early years' journey of attachment, self-regulation, connection, resilience and well-being, with scientific explanations that are measured out in understandable doses. We hear the author's voice throughout the chapters as she tells clinical and personal stories to amplify her points and perspective. She speaks from a population perspective, berating the poor world rankings of Canada on various OECD reports and then speaks to the individual level of our involvement with children suggesting prevention and management

Farm City

Farm City
  • Author : Novella Carpenter
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-06-11
  • ISBN : 9781101060179
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Urban and rural collide in this wry, inspiring memoir of a woman who turned a vacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving farm Novella Carpenter loves cities-the culture, the crowds, the energy. At the same time, she can't shake the fact that she is the daughter of two back-to-the-land hippies who taught her to love nature and eat vegetables. Ambivalent about repeating her parents' disastrous mistakes, yet drawn to the idea of backyard self-sufficiency, Carpenter decided that it might

The Essential Urban Farmer

The Essential Urban Farmer
  • Author : Novella Carpenter,Willow Rosenthal
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-01-10
  • 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