The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon

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Da Capo Press, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 244 pages
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With the first two editions of this landmark work, Dr. David Elkind eloquently called our attention to the dangers of exposing our children to overwhelming pressures, pressures that can lead to a wide range of childhood and teenage crises. Internationally recognized as the voice of reason and compassion, Dr. Elkind showed that in blurring the boundaries of what is age appropriate, by expecting-or imposing-too much too soon, we force our kids to grow up far too fast.In the two decades since this groundbreaking book first appeared, we have compounded the problem, inadvertently stepping up the assault on childhood in the media, in schools, and at home. Taking a detailed, up-to-the-minute look at the world of today's children and teens in terms of the Internet, classroom culture, school violence, movies, television, and a growing societal incivility, Dr. Elkind shows a whole new generation of parents where hurrying occurs and why and what we can do about it.

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Review: The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon

User Review  - Shana - Goodreads

I read an earlier edition (c. 1989). I'd like to get my hands on the 2001 edition sometime. I would imagine he made many updates, as the hurrying has only gotten worse... Read full review

Review: The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon

User Review  - Dianna Caley - Goodreads

Extremely negative about working mothers and single mothers. The author had some good things to say, but it was hard to get past his clearly biased anecdotal rants against homes that did not resemble the Donna reed show. Read full review


Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Revised Edition
Our Hurried Children
Our Hurried Children
The Dynamics of Hurrying Parents
The Dynamics of Hurrying Schools
The Dynamics of Hurrying The Media
The Dynamics of Hurrying Lap ware Brain Research and the Internet
Hurried Children Stressed Children
Growing Up Slowly
Learning to Be Social
Hurried Children Stressed Children
How Children React to Stress
Helping Hurried Children

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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.

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