Taking Back Childhood

Taking Back Childhood

A Proven Road Map for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids

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Penguin Putnam
An early childhood development expert shows how to craft a nurturing childhood for your sons and daughters, while minimizing negative societal influences.

Based on early-childhood development expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige’s thirty years of researching young children, this groundbreaking book helps parents navigate the cultural currents shaping, and too often harming, kids today—and restore childhood to the best of what it can be. As Carlsson-Paige explains, there are three attributes critical to kids’ healthy development: time and space for creative play, a feeling of safety in today’s often frightening world, and strong, meaningful relationships with both adults and other children—attributes that we, as a society, are failing to protect and nurture. From advising parents on which toys foster creativity (and which stifle it) to guiding them in how to use “power-sharing” techniques to resolve conflicts and generate empathy, Carlsson-Paige offers hands-on steps parents can take to create a safe, open, and imaginative environment in which kids can relish childhood and flourish as human beings.

“Dr. Carlsson-Paige explains the many ways our culture and media are threatening our children’s healthy development. She gives adults concrete strategies for fighting back. Today’s parents need this book.”—Marian Wright Edelman, Children’s Defense Fund

Baker & Taylor
A guide for parents offers advice on how to protect their children from harmful trends by providing quality creative play time, enabling security, and forging healthy bonds between children and other adults and kids.

& Taylor

A groundbreaking and insightful hands-on guide helps parents navigate the cultural currents shaping--and too often harming--kids today, and restore childhood to the best of what it can be. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Plume, 2009
Edition: 1st Plume printing
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780452290099
Branch Call Number: 649.70973 C1978t 2009
Characteristics: xvi, 282 pages ; 20 cm


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