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The collapse of parenting : how we hurt our kids when we treat them like grown-ups : the three things you must do to help your child or teen become a fulfilled adult

by Sax, Leonard,

Format: Print Book 2015
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In this New York Times bestseller, one of America's premier child psychologists offers a must-read account of the dismal state of parenting today, and a vision for how we can better prepare our children for the challenges of the adult world

In The Collapse of Parenting , internationally acclaimed author Leonard Sax argues that rising levels of obesity, depression, and anxiety among young people can be traced to parents abdicating their authority. The result is children who have no standard of right and wrong, who lack discipline, and who look to their peers and the Internet for direction. Sax shows how parents must reassert their authority - by limiting time with screens, by encouraging better habits at the dinner table, and by teaching humility and perspective - to renew their relationships with their children. Drawing on nearly thirty years of experience as a family physician and psychologist, along with hundreds of interviews with children, parents, and teachers, Sax offers a blueprint parents can use to help their children thrive in an increasingly complicated world.
Part one: Problems. Introduction: parents adrift
The culture of disrespect
Why are so many kids overweight?
Why are so many kids on medication?
Why are American students falling behind?
Why are so many kids so fragile?
Part two: Solutions. What matters?
The first thing: teach humility
The second thing: enjoy
The third thing: the meaning of life

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Why are so many American children disrespectful, overweight, falling behind academically, on medication, and emotionally fragile? Longtime family physician and psychologist Sax puts the blame squarely on parents. Basing his theories on cases from his practice as well as extensive visits to school in the U.S. and abroad, Sax argues that today's children look to peers rather than parents for guidance. Parents, in turn, are allowing even the youngest children to make decisions they're not prepared to make. Sax states that schools seem to focus on succeeding rather than learning how to live capably, and parents are friends rather than authority figures. His solutions include teaching old-time values, including humility (chores are a start), taking time to enjoy children as a family (vacations, home fun), and focusing on the meaning of life (gratitude, self-reliance). He advocates limiting social media and praising kids for effort rather than results. In our me first culture, Sax's ideas may be difficult to implement, but his guidelines are clear and well-supported.--Smith, Candace Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sax (Why Gender Matters), a physician and psychologist, positions this unpersuasive treatise firmly in an earlier generation's mores, lamenting the "culture of disrespect" and "massive transfer of authority from parents to kids." Haranguing parents to "do your job" and enforce decisions that may upset their children or make them unpopular with peers, he maintains that being both "strict and loving" is not only possible, but essential. Among other dire observations, Sax states that poor fitness and obesity among children have been exacerbated by allowing them too much choice, and that research biased in favor of ADHD diagnoses has enabled the "medicalization of misbehavior." As remedial measures, he insists parents demand self-control, emphasize humility above self-esteem, teach kids to prize literature over video games, and make family-fun time obligatory so kids will look to their parents for connection and behavioral guidance before their same-age companions. Although this is positioned as a parenting book, Sax offers more old-school philosophy than practical guidance. He is likely to find supporters among frustrated grandparents seeing their kids failing life's challenges, but his aggressively judgmental style and throwback values are unlikely to convert anyone actually in the midst of parenting children and teens in the 21st century. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Parenting.
Parent and child.
Children and adults.
Publisher New York :2015
Language English
Description vii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-266) and index.
ISBN 9780465048977
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