Childhood Unbound : The Powerful New Parenting Approach That Gives Our 21st Century Kids the Authority, Love, and Listening They Need to Thrive

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-04-13
  • Publisher: Free Press

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Dr.Ron Taffel, one of the country's most sought-after child-rearing experts, offers an original and empowering explanation of the challenging behavior parents face today: back-talking, sense of entitlement, endless negotiation, and sexual behavior at ever younger ages. Rather than labeling them narcissists, we must understand today's kids as a distinctive "free-est" generation, born to the first generation of "post-baby boomer" parents and the product of a decades' long cultural sea change. Based on vivid success stories, he walks parents through the methods they can use to get their kids' attention, engage them in authentic and meaningful conversation in order to provide the guidance they need, nurture positive behavior, and set limits they will respect. His inspiring analysis and expert guidance provide the authoritative new approach to raising kids that parents have been searching for. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Ron Taffel, Ph.D. has written more than a hundred articles for parents and professionals as well as a number of acclaimed books, including the highly influential The Second Family. He consults to schools and community and spiritual organizations nationwide, and serves as chair of The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, a major not-for-profit center in New York City, while conducting a thriving child and family therapy practice.

Table of Contents

Author's Notep. ix
Parenting in the Post-Boomer Erap. 1
The Thrills and Challenges of Modern Child Rearing
"Oh, the Things I Have Seen"p. 18
Why Kids Are the Way They Are-The Great Unraveling
The Sun Always Risesp. 53
Hope in a New Age of Child Rearing
Engagement through Limitingp. 83
Parental Love that Brings Out the Best in Today's Kids-and Us
Engagement through Limitingp. 134
Crystal-Clear Wisdom to Guide Children and Teens-In a World Without Limits
Engagement through Listeningp. 185
These Kids Talk to Everyone-Helping Them Talk More to Parents
Engagement through Communityp. 240
Rebuilding the Village-Twenty-First-Century Style
Acknowledgmentsp. 305
Notesp. 307
Indexp. 311
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