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October 24, 2013: Nurture Shock with Ashley Merryman

Shelly Willis of FESS, Ashley Merryman and Jennifer Williamson Forster show off two of the books co-authored by Ashley.

Shelly Willis, Ashley Merryman and Jennifer Williamson Forster show off two of the books co-authored by Ashley.

Our free annual community education event was attended by more than 70 individuals. Our speaker, Ashley Merryman led a lively and informative talk based on her book Nurture Shock which offers a revolutionary new perspective on children. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, she demonstrated that many of modern society’s strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring -because key twists in the science have been overlooked. Nothing like a parenting manual, Nurture Shock gets to the core of how we grow, learn and live.