“The belief in blue brains and pink brains has real-world consequences…Read [Eliot’s] masterful book and you’ll never view the sex-differences debate the same way again.” –Sharon Begley, Newsweek
“Lise Eliot nimbly refutes the overemphasis on sex differences that has dominated popular thinking in our Mars and Venus age–but without resorting to a facile denial of differences, either. This is a lively, marvelously clear and readable book that combines all the latest research on sex differences with smart, sensible and humane advice to parents on how bring out the fullest potential in both boys and girls.”
—Margaret Talbot, Staff Writer, The New Yorker
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“A fascinating and masterful account of what science knows about how a baby’s brain grows—and how what we do makes a difference. Every parent of a newborn should read it.”
—Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
“With impressive depth and clarity, Eliot…offers a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge about infant and early childhood brain development…[Her] confidence in the open-minded interest of her readers makes this a good bet for scientifically oriented parents who want to grasp how a child’s mind develops. All in all, this is popular science at its best.”
—Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)