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Under pressure : rescuing our children from the culture of hyper-parenting
Honore, Carl
Adult Nonfiction HQ769 .H733 2008

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Honore (In Praise of Slowness) presents a laundry list of ways in which parents all over the developed world have long been robbing their children of their childhoods by inserting themselves into every facet of their children's lives, e.g., education and testing, sports, and play. He quotes great thinkers from the ancients through the figures of the Enlightenment, who castigated their contemporaries for their poor child-rearing practices, and notes the situation is still critical today. Looking to experts in Europe, North America, and the Far East and drawing from the latest scientific research, Honore goes on a fact-finding mission for instances of the rejection of "modern" parenting. Though to Honore, the child has become a trophy to be sculpted, admired, and envied, all, he feels, is not lost. He reports on fascinating child-rearing programs in Italy, Finland, England, and elsewhere, and he offers readers an extensive resource list for further inquiry. Joining a crowded field of child-rearing books, this is an excellent choice for public and academic libraries.-Margaret Cardwell, Memphis (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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