It Takes a Parent : How the Culture of Pushover Parenting Is Hurting Our Children-and What to Do About it
Question the Experts, Trust Your Instincts, and Dare to Parent--in a Culture That Tells You Not To
A nationally syndicated columnist examines the harmful effects of today's "parenting culture"--and sheds light on what every parent can do about it.
Tyrannized by "experts." Obsessed with perfection. Harried and anxious to the point of misery. Columnist and commentator Betsy Hart sees these traits in what she calls today's "parenting culture"--that is, a nation of parents who put their kids on a pedestal, shy away from discipline, and generally cede the responsibility for making decisions, large and small, to their children. Hart argues that the consequences of this hands-off approach can be seen on the faces of dependent, wayward, and even violent children and teens--not to mention miserable moms and dads everywhere.
A syndicated columnist and mother of four, Hart presents a smart, passionate, and provocative argument for the crucial (and currently unfashionable) role of parents who lead rather than follow. This insightful, commonsense book will help shift the focus back to the role and responsibilities of parents--for guiding the character and hearts of their children, so they will grow up to be responsible adults themselves.
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July 31, 2006
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