How to Build a Human: What Science Knows About Childhood

by Emma Byrne


How to Build a Human: What Science Knows About Childhood | 9781788164924 | Emma Byrne

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:03/03/2022 by Profile Books Ltd


‘Byrne’s book is about scientific parenting, and it is very welcome indeed … breezy and digestible … this is such a good book’ Tom Whipple, The Times

Kids aren’t all the same. You can’t follow instructions and expect success every time. So what if parents approached their children as questions to be answered and not problems to be solved?

Scientist Emma Byrne takes evidence-based information on everything from physical and emotional development to what is really happening during sleep and separation anxiety, then shows how to apply it to the unique child in front of you. She challenges perceived wisdom by focusing on the variance as well as the mean – because your child is an individual, not an average.

Like all good scientists, you’re going to have a few missteps along the way. You’ll reach dead ends; you’ll need to wrack your brain for new approaches. But by staying curious, creative and paying attention to what’s really happening with your family, Emma Byrne will help you figure it out. Just in time for everything to change once again.

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