Dr. Dana Suskind discussing Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child’s Potential, Fulfilling Society’s Promise

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 7:00pm
Virtual Event

Dr. Dana Suskind discussing Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child’s Potential, Fulfilling Society’s Promise

Wednesday, April 27 at 7pm ET

Location: Virtual Event

Join us for Dr. Dana Suskind discussing Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child’s Potential, Fulfilling Society’s Promise. Purchase the book or sign up below to receive a link to this virtual event via email the day before the event.

World-class pediatric surgeon, social scientist, and best-selling author of Thirty Million Words, Dr. Dana Suskind returns with a revelatory new look at the neuroscience of early childhood development—and how it can guide us toward a future in which every child has the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

Her prescription for this more prosperous and equitable future, as clear as it is powerful, is more robust support for parents during the most critical years of their children’s development. In her poignant new book, Parent Nation, written with award-winning science writer Lydia Denworth, Dr. Suskind helps parents recognize both their collective identity and their formidable power as custodians of our next generation.

Weaving together the latest science on the developing brain with heart-breaking and relatable stories of families from all walks of life, Dr. Suskind shows that the status quo—scores of parents convinced they should be able to shoulder the enormous responsibility of early childhood care and education on their own—is not only unsustainable, but deeply detrimental to the wellbeing of children, families, and society.

Anyone looking for a blueprint for how to build a brighter future for our children will find one in Parent Nation. Informed by the science of foundational brain development as well as history, political science, and the lived experiences of families around the country, this book clearly outlines how society can and should help families meet the developmental needs of their children. Only then can we ensure that all children are able to enjoy the promise of their potential.

 

Dana Suskind, MD, is founder and co-director of the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health, director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program, and professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Chicago. Dr. Suskind is the author of over forty-five scientific publications and Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain. She is a member of the American Academic of Pediatrics and a fellow for the Council on Early Childhood. Her work has been profiled by numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, The Economist, Forbes, NPR, and Freakonomics.

 

Lydia Denworth is an award-winning science writer and a contributing editor at Scientific American. She is the author of several books of popular science including Friendship: The Evolution, Biology and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond and I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey Through the Science of Sound and Language.

 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780593185605
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Published: Dutton - April 26th, 2022

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