The Hurried Child

The Hurried Child

Growing up Too Fast Too Soon

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Charts the baby-boom generation's obsession with raising successful children and the adverse results experienced by youngsters asked to do too much too soon, and offers advice on avoiding this syndrome.

Perseus Publishing
The 25th anniversary edition of a parenting classic

"David Elkind [is] one of psychology's leading lights."--Washington Post

With the first edition of The Hurried Child, David Elkind emerged as the voice of parenting reason, calling our attention to the crippling effects of hurrying our children through life. He showed that by blurring the boundaries of what is age appropriate, by expecting--or imposing--too much too soon, we force our kids to grow up too fast, to mimic adult sophistication while they secretly yearn for time to act their age.

In the more than two decades since this book first appeared, our society has inadvertently stepped up the assault on childhood through the media, in schools, and at home. In this twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this classic, Dr. Elkind adds important new commentary to put a quarter century of trends and change into perspective for parents today, including a detailed, up-to-the-minute look at the Internet, classroom culture, school violence, and movies and television. Showing parents and teachers where hurrying occurs and why, Elkind offers insight, advice, and hope for encouraging healthy development while protecting the joy and freedom of childhood.

"A landmark book."--Chicago Sun-Times

Perseus Books Group
"In this 25th anniversary edition of his classic parenting guide, Dr. Elkind delivers important new commentary to put a quarter-century of trends and change into perspective for parents today. Includes a new Introduction by the author."

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. :, Da Capo Press,, [2007]
Edition: Third edition, twenty-fifth anniversary edition
Description: xxxiv, 244 pages ; 21 cm
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780738210827
Branch Call Number: 305.23 Elk


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