Join us on Monday May 17 at 6:30 to hear Po Bronson speak at Grattan about his new book, NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children. This event is free and open to the public.
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 razorsharp analysis, Bronson and Merryman 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: intelligence, racism, civility and aggression, honesty and deception, morality and kindness, peer pressure, risk-taking, and the growth of family relationships. NurtureShock is a fun, fascinating, and challenging book—unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
Grattan School is located at 165 Grattan Street in Cole Valley. Doors open at 6:30 for purchase of books, coffee, and sweets. Copies of NurtureShock will be available for purchase courtesy of The Booksmith. 20% of your purchase benefits Grattan!