"Dr. Medina hits the nail on the head with 'Brain Rules for Baby.' We are always looking for ways to make our kids smarter, better, happier. Medina gives such practical, usable advice and tips."
- Nina L. Shapiro, MD, UCLA School of Medicine
"An engaging and fun-to-read translation of the best research on child development and effective parenting. I gave Dr. Medina's book to my own son."
- Ginger Maloney, Ph.D, The Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy
"We recommend this book to all of our new-parent groups. With a gift for storytelling, Dr. Medina marries the science with practical advice that helps make sense of it all. Sleep-deprived parents still find time to read Brain Rules for Baby and love it."
- Laura Kussick, Executive Director, Program for Early Parent Support
"If you've no room for another brain-development title, weed an old one to make room for this. Covering such topics as pregnancy, relationships, and "moral" babies, the book will educate even the most learned parents. Medina's humorous, conversational style make this an absolute please to read."
- Library Journal
"John Medina uses a very readable and refreshing style to present parenting strategies in the context of factual scientific information."
- Jadene Wong, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
"I'm so glad I read this. You will be too! Full of sound advice, backed up by scientific evidence, this book is a must-read for parents and grandparents. I recently finished it, and when my husband is done reading it I will be passing it on to my in-laws. It is easy to read without being dumbed down. It gives you the science behind the claims that are made, without the technical jargon that could easily throw you off. Be prepared to question your judgment while reading the book, as well as find flaws in the way you were parented yourself.
"You'll get a clear picture of what you should and should not do, what is realistic to expect from your child, and how you will need to change yourself (and your relationship) in order to have the best environment in which to raise your baby. I really enjoyed this book, and plan to read it a second time before the baby is born, and hopefully a third time within the first year. There are many lessons in this book that I would not want to forget a word of."
- Amazon.com reviewer Jacki (Langhorne, PA)
"Few people are better qualified to help managers sift through all the hype than John Medina."
- Harvard Business Review
"Oliver Sacks meets Getting Things Done."
- Cory Doctorow, co-editor of Boing Boing (read review)
"Dissects the workings of the brain in plain English, explaining its role in the workplace and classroom…a writing style that makes words leap off the page."
- USA TODAY (read review)
"A marvelous job in simplifying the best ways to get the most out of our brains. He is funny, tender, and completely engaging. Everyone should read this book."
- John Ratey, MD, author of Spark and A User's Guide to the Brain
"Brain Rules is one of the most informative, engaging, and useful books of our time."
- Garr Reynolds, author of Presentation Zen (read review)
"Medina has taken what may be the most complex thing we know -- the human mind -- and explained it in a way that even the human mind can understand. Brain Rules is THE book on how neuroscience can help you at work and at home."
- Douglas Stone, co-author of Difficult Conversations
"A self-designated 'grumpy scientist,' Medina cites only research that has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and that has been successfully replicated. Remarkably, this molecular biologist is a gifted communicator who is able to write for both the scientist and the layperson."
- Psychiatric Times (read review)