Artificial Maturity: Helping Kids Meet the Challenge of Becoming Authentic Adults

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"Artificial Maturity is a 'must-read' for leaders in business, government, education, and community service. The insights from Dr. Elmore are vital for family life as well. This book has challenged me to change how I lead, teach, and parent the iY Generation . . . and to make those changes immediately!"
Tim Tassopoulos, senior vice president of operations, Chick-Fil-A

"Without question, this is the right book, tackling the right subject, written ...

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Overview

Praise for Artificial Maturity

"Artificial Maturity is a 'must-read' for leaders in business, government, education, and community service. The insights from Dr. Elmore are vital for family life as well. This book has challenged me to change how I lead, teach, and parent the iY Generation . . . and to make those changes immediately!"
Tim Tassopoulos, senior vice president of operations, Chick-Fil-A

"Without question, this is the right book, tackling the right subject, written by the right person, and delivered at the right time. Tim has proven through his previous writing, speaking, and teaching that he understands today's generation of young people and has high hopes for their future. As a university student affairs administrator, I had whiplash as I read this book—from nodding my head in painful recognition and passionate agreement. Anyone who cares about the future of this generation and the generation following them should read this book."
Mary Gerardy, dean, Wake Forest University

"Artificial Maturity is a perfect example of putting meaningful thoughts into action. Dr. Tim Elmore sets out to explain the bumpy road that faces today's youth and then provides us with authentic solutions on how to assist them in maneuvering down the road of life. It is a powerful exploration of the mind of today's youth and the outside forces that influence their daily decision making and maturity."
Kevin Roberts, executive director, Lanier Law Firm

"The need to provide strong leadership for our children has never been greater. This groundbreaking book lays out a diagnosis and a prescription for what caring adults can do to help our children grow into healthy, happy adults. I highly recommend it to parents, teachers, coaches, and youth workers everywhere."
Jo Kirchner, president and CEO, Primrose Schools

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118258064
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/19/2012
  • Edition number: 71
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 116,598
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Tim Elmore is the founder and president of Growing Leaders. Through Growing Leaders, Elmore and his team teach middle school, high school, and college students the skills they need to become authentic leaders. He has shared his insights in more than thirty countries and has written more than twenty-five books, including Habitudes: Images That Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes and Generation iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future.
Discover more at www.GrowingLeaders.com

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Table of Contents

Before You Read Anything Else . . . v

1 What Is Artificial Maturity? 1

2 We Didn’t See It Coming 15

3 Who Is Generation iY? 33

4 A Balancing Act 49

5 The Problem of Atrophy 65

6 The Problem with Talent 83

7 The Pull to Be a Karaoke Parent or Teacher 97

8 Turning Artificial Maturity into Authentic Maturity 116

9 The Future of Parenting and Education 132

10 What Will Kids Look Like in the Future? 152

11 Correcting and Connecting 166

12 Becoming a Soul Provider 186

13 The Big Picture 205

14 Passing the Baton 219

Notes 233

Acknowledgments 243

About the Author 245

About Growing Leaders 247

Index 249

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