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  - JaNel - Goodreads

I really enjoyed the summaries and explanation of some of the major child psychology--Freud, Erikson, etc. Though what he said about Montessori did not really match the impression I got when I read ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Clivemichael Justice - Goodreads

Well described challenges. Lucidly presented. Read full review

Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
ix
Preface to the Revised Edition
xv
Our Hurried Children
1
Our Hurried Children
3
The Dynamics of Hurrying Parents
22
The Dynamics of Hurrying Schools
49
The Dynamics of Hurrying The Media
78
The Dynamics of Hurrying Lap ware Brain Research and the Internet
101
Hurried Children Stressed Children
117
Growing Up Slowly
119
Learning to Be Social
141
Hurried Children Stressed Children
163
How Children React to Stress
186
Helping Hurried Children
204
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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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