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Wouldn’t it be great if your child came with an owner’s manual? A how-to book on how to raise your child? And if your child came with such a manual, wouldn’t it be helpful to have someone walk you through it, making that owner’s manual come alive?

Michael Gurian and Tim Wright serve as your guides through what they believe is the owner’s manual for your child: Your child’s brain. While the brain doesn’t tell the whole story, it does offer a treasure trove of insights into your son or daughter. Michael and Tim each have over 30 years of experience using brain science research, best-practices, and their own experiences as dads in helping parents read, understand, and implement the gift of your child’s brain, the built-in how-to manual that will help you enjoy the wonder of parenting.

Wonder of Parenting - A Brain-Science Approach to Parenting Parenting

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.3, 181 Ratings

Wouldn’t it be great if your child came with an owner’s manual? A how-to book on how to raise your child? And if your child came with such a manual, wouldn’t it be helpful to have someone walk you through it, making that owner’s manual come alive?

Michael Gurian and Tim Wright serve as your guides through what they believe is the owner’s manual for your child: Your child’s brain. While the brain doesn’t tell the whole story, it does offer a treasure trove of insights into your son or daughter. Michael and Tim each have over 30 years of experience using brain science research, best-practices, and their own experiences as dads in helping parents read, understand, and implement the gift of your child’s brain, the built-in how-to manual that will help you enjoy the wonder of parenting.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
181 Ratings

181 Ratings

2DannyBoy2 ,

Worth the listen!

After browsing through the reviews, obviously most are very positive but then some give 1 star ratings, which I think are very unrealistic. Here are my two cents:

Listen to more than one episode before making an opinion. Yes, the show is broadcasted by two slightly older white guys, so yeah, there will probably be a little bit of bias. However, they are very knowledgeable and try to refrain from biases or let you know when they may not have the perfect answer. If you’re looking for something that is based on science rather than anecdotes, you’re going to get a lot out of this podcast. Is some of the science controversial or one-sided? Sure, but it’s still more than I ever knew, plus they always encourage you to be a citizen scientist on the claims they make so you can understand for yourself. People act like there should always be a set-in-stone answer for things, but that is simply not the case, and this show does a good job of providing a general foundation to positively raising your child/children.

devilish_misfit ,

Wanted to like it

Had this recommended to me by a friend. But started in on the “traditional masculinity” episode and was very disappointed. They obviously have no respect or understanding of feminism but are intent on saying they’re wrong. Spent the first 10 minutes just saying that rather than going into the science I thought they were going to talk about.

You don’t need to trash feminism to talk about masculinity. And honestly their idea of traditional masculinity: stoic and aggressive really doesn’t give the full range of what masculinity is.

They don’t understand the terms they are talking about which makes me highly sceptical of them.

Happy Timer ,

Biased, not super scientific, but still good

I’m not surprised to see all the review that say this is a gender biased podcast. For me this podcast, while having some definite biases, offers some new ways of thinking and understanding issues of parenting. It is not as scientific as the name suggests, though they occasionally quote a study or two. Mostly they quote the cohosts books. And at least one time they quoted someone else but drew an unscientific correlation from the quote.

That being said, I was quite interested in the series about how men and women parent differently. I’ve mostly heard you need to have a “United” approach (read: same), which seems impossible in my experience as my husbands instincts in parenting are far different from mine.

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