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From the Publisher"Identified in the popular press as the biggest generation in the US since the baby boomers, the millennial generation (born 1982-2000) is said to be heir to a culture that has come to its senses and realized that children need guidance, nurturance, and limits. Integrating popular literature with current and established research, Verhaagen (a practicing psychologist) presents a summary of the characteristics of this group of children; he uses classic research on parenting from the 1960s to identify characteristics of those best suited to parent this new group. Verhaagen argues that parents need to consider the whole child rather than focus strictly on issues that need to be changed, and that increasing strengths and building on a child's strong points—rather than worrying about risks or problems—is more likely to result in positive outcomes….Verhaagen provides concrete examples of what parents can do to enhance the strength of each protective factor. Though undergraduates may enjoy reading about their supposed profile, this is essentially a guide for professionals and parents. Recommended. Professionals; general readers."