Childhood unbound: saving our kids' best selves : confident parenting in a sky's-the-limit world
With warmth and clarity, Taffel, who is himself a parent struggling with these issues, helps us to understand our sons and daughters in an entirely new way: as a distinctive "free-est" generation, born to the first generation of "post-baby boomer" parents and the products of a decades-long cultural sea change that intensified in the nineties.
As a result, kids of all ages are now a bundle of contradictions: they exude entitlement, back talk shockingly, negotiate endlessly, worship celebrity, do ten things at once, conduct independent lives online, and engage in high-risk behavior at younger ages. Yet, they are also far more open with their parents and each other than kids in prior generations, are strikingly generous and empathetic, and care deeply about ethical issues. In addition, their high-speed multitasking is preparing them for the demands of the future.
The key question, then, is how to encourage the good while steering them away from the bad. Taffel believes today's parents, having lived through the beginning phases of the same social changes, are uniquely qualifiedto bring out kids' best -- and he shows you how.
Using a wealth of examples, he walks parents through innovative methods to get children's and teens' attention, to set limits they will respect, and to engage them in meaningful conversation to provide the guidance they need. He also instructs on how to rebuild supportive community around us. His inspiring analysis and expert guidance will be embraced as the authoritative new approach to raising their kids that parents have been searching for.
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|record_details||ils:.b12936595|Book|Books||English|Free Press,|2009.|xii, 317 p. ; 24 cm.|
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|title_display||Childhood unbound : saving our kids' best selves : confident parenting in a sky's-the-limit world|
|title_full||Childhood unbound : saving our kids' best selves : confident parenting in a sky's-the-limit world / Ron Taffel|
|title_short||Childhood unbound :|
|title_sub||saving our kids' best selves : confident parenting in a sky's-the-limit world|