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Will Mozart Make My Baby Smart? and other myth-busting tales of pregnancy and childhood
Do mobile phones and bicycles kill sperm? Do pregnant women really suffer from baby brain? Do violent video games cause aggression? Does sugar make kids hyper?
Professor Andrew Whitehouse of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research poses those questions that make you gasp, snigger and ponder; the questions that you’ve thrown around over a coffee with friends, without ever reaching a conclusion.
In a wonderful combination of stories from modern parenting, tales from history, and scientific research, Andrew Whitehouse busts open thirteen of the best myths around, and provides reassurance and light relief from the challenges of parenthood.
Praise for Will Mozart Make My Baby Smart?:
… a genuinely fascinating look at some of the most interesting myths and truths around pregnancy and babies.PRACTICAL PARENTING
It’s a bouncy and accessible read, along the lines of Dr Karl meets Dr Spock.COURIER MAIL