If youve ever wondered whether enrolling your three-year-old in enrichment programs will give them a head start in life, or have simply despaired at your four-year-olds inability to sit still, youll find Nurturing a Healthy Mind essential reading!Over the past couple of decades, advances in technology have made possible new and exciting insights into how the brain grows, learns and operates. And there is now growing consensus that this knowledge is of great relevance to parenting and all manner of child-rearing contexts.Nurturing a Healthy Mind takes the available science on how the brain responds to the environment, processes stimuli and thinks, and presents it in an easy-to- understand and user-friendly format. It translates what neuroscience is telling us about the development of a childs mind from birth to pre-pubescence. Specifically, it details the development of the brain from infancy to the early school years and explains how this knowledge can help us deal with the everyday realities of raising healthy and happy children.Michael C. Nagel PhD is an Associate Professor in the School of Science and Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast where he teaches and researches in the areas of human development, educational psychology, behaviour and learning. Dr Nagel has written a number of books and articles related to neurological development in children and has delivered over 200 workshops and seminars for parents and teachers nationally and internationally. Dr Nagel is also a member of the prestigious International Neuropsychological Society.