Nurture Shock de-bunks multiple myths about child development, the brain, and child/adolescent psychology. This book is written in a way that anyone can read it, enjoy it, AND LEARN SOMETHING! It touches on topics like why children lie (even when they don’t really need to), the importance of sleep, and how to talk to your child about race.
A good take away you can apply today: Don't tell your child they are smart or overly praise. Instead give them specific feedback. For example, if your child is coloring say something like, "I like that you chose to use so many colors." The research shows that children learn to be more intrinsically motivated and confident in their own skills when they get specific feedback rather than overly praised in a generalized way.