The Hurried Child: 25th Anniversary Edition

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  • Edition: 25th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/1/2006
  • Publisher: DA CAPO PRESS INC

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With the first edition ofThe 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 secretly yearning for innocence. In the more than two decades since this book first appeared, new generations of parents have inadvertently stepped up the assault on childhood, in the media, in schools, and at home. In the third edition of this classic (2001), Dr. Elkind provided a detailed, up-to-the-minute look at the Internet, classroom culture, school violence, movies, television, and a growing societal incivility to show parents and teachers where hurrying occurs and why. And as before, he offered parents and teachers insight, advice, and hope for encouraging healthy development while protecting the joy and freedom of childhood. In this twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the book, Dr. Elkind delivers important new commentary to put a quarter century of trends and change into perspective for parents today.

Author Biography

David Elkind, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at Tufts University and the author of a dozen books, including The Hurried Child and All Grown Up and No Place to Go. He lives outside of Boston and on Cape Cod.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition ix
Preface to the Third Edition xix
Preface to the Revised Edition xxv
Part I Our Hurried Children
1 Our Hurried Children
2 The Dynamics of Hurrying: Parents
3 The Dynamics of Hurrying: Schools
4 The Dynamics of Hurrying: The Media
5 The Dynamics of Hurrying: Lapware, Brain Research, and the Internet
Part II Hurried Children: Stressed Children
6 Growing Up Slowly
7 Learning to Be Social
8 Hurried Children: Stressed Children
9 How Children React to Stress
10 Helping Hurried Children
Notes 223
Index 231

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