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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

Sax, Leonard (author.).

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Breckenridge Public Library 306.874 SAX (Text) 33500012241477 Main Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780465073849
  • ISBN: 0465048978
  • ISBN: 9780465048977
  • Physical Description: vii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2015.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-266) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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? -- Misconceptions -- The first thing: teach humility -- The second thing: enjoy -- The third thing: the meaning of life -- Conclusion.
Summary, etc.: Rising levels of obesity, depression, and anxiety among young people can all be traced to parents who let their kids call the shots. Sax argues that kids today are suffering because their parents are no longer in charge--and explains what parents and educators can do to reverse this trend. He offers a blueprint parents can use to refresh and renew their relationships with their children, to help their children thrive in an increasingly complicated world.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 November #2
    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. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certified family physician, psychologist, and author of Why Gender Matters, Boys Adrift, and The Collapse of Parenting. As the founder and executive director of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education (NASSPE), Sax has spoken on child development in over a dozen countries and has appeared across major broadcast radio and television, including programs on CBS, CNN, Fox, CBC, BBC, and PBS. Sax lives with his family in in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., is a practicing physician, a psychologist, and a speaker for community groups and for schools. The author of Why Gender Matters, Boys Adrift, and Girls on the Edge, Sax lives with his family in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Subject: Parenting
Parent and child
Children and adults
Children and adults
Parent and child
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