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The Game Theorist's Guide to Parenting

How the Science of Strategic Thinking Can Help You Deal with the Toughest Negotiators You Know-Your Kids

by Paul Raeburn Author · Paul Raeburn Narrator

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The tools you need to master the toughest negotiations you'll ever face—those with your kidsAs every parent knows, kids are surprisingly clever negotiators. But how can we avoid those all-too-familiar wails, "That's not fair!" and "You can't make me!"? In The Game Theorist's Guide to Parenting, journalist Paul Raeburn and game theorist Kevin Zollman pair up to highlight tactics from the worlds of economics and business that can help parents break the endless cycle of quarrels and ineffective solutions. They show that some of the same strategies successfully applied to big business deals and politics—such as the Prisoner's Dilemma and the Ultimatum Game—can be used to solve such titanic, age-old parenting problems as dividing up toys, putting down those screens, and sticking to a bedtime.Raeburn and Zollman open each chapter with a common parenting dilemma, such as determining who started a fight or who gets a bedtime story first. Then they show how carefully concocted schemes involving bargains and fair incentives can save the day. Through smart case studies of game theory in action, Raeburn and Zollman reveal how parents and children devise strategies, where those strategies go wrong, and what we can do to help raise happy and savvy kids while keeping the rest of the family happy too.Delightfully witty, refreshingly irreverent, and just a bit Machiavellian, The Game Theorist's Guide to Parenting looks past the fads to offer advice you can put into action today.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Imprint:
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2016

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Paul Raeburn (Author)

Paul Raeburn is a blogger, media critic, writer, and the author of several books, including Do Fathers Matter? What Science Is Telling Us about the Parent We've Overlooked and Acquainted with the Night: A Parent's Quest to Understand Depression an...

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Paul Raeburn (Narrator)

Paul Raeburn is a blogger, media critic, writer, and the author of several books, including Do Fathers Matter? What Science Is Telling Us about the Parent We've Overlooked and Acquainted with the Night: A Parent's Quest to Understand Depression an...

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Kevin Zollman (Author)

Kevin Zollman is a game theorist and an associate professor of philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University who has authored over thirty peer-reviewed papers applying game theory to a wide variety of topics. His work has been covered in the Wall Stree...

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Kevin Zollman (Narrator)

Kevin Zollman is a game theorist and an associate professor of philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University who has authored over thirty peer-reviewed papers applying game theory to a wide variety of topics. His work has been covered in the Wall Stree...

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Paul Raeburn
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Paul Raeburn
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Kevin Zollman
Narrator :
Kevin Zollman
The Game Theorist's Guide to Parenting
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