Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

by Gordon Neufeld, Gabor Mate
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Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gordon Neufeld, Gabor Mate

International authority on child development Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., joins forces with bestselling author Gabor Maté, M.D., to tackle one of the most disturbing trends of our time: Children today looking to their peers for direction—their values, identity, and codes of behavior. This “peer orientation” undermines family cohesion, interferes with healthy development, and fosters a hostile and sexualized youth culture. Children end up becoming overly conformist, desensitized, and alienated, and being “cool” matters more to them than anything else.
 
Hold On to Your Kids explains the causes of this crucial breakdown of parental influence—and demonstrates ways to “reattach” to sons and daughters, establish the proper hierarchy in the home, make kids feel safe and understood, and earn back your children’s loyalty and love. This updated edition also specifically addresses the unprecedented parenting challenges posed by the rise of digital devices and social media. By helping to reawaken instincts innate to us all, Neufeld and Maté will empower parents to be what nature intended: a true source of contact, security, and warmth for their children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375760280
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/15/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 108,157
Product dimensions: 5.17(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D, is a Vancouver-based clinical psychologist, internationally renowned as a foremost authority on child development. His Neufeld Institute delivers many courses he has created for parents, educators, and helping professionals on several continents. He is recognized for his unique ability to unlock the clues to seemingly complex problems of child rearing and education.
 
Gabor Maté, M.D., is a physician and the bestselling author of When the Body Says No, Scattered Minds, and In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts. A sought-after authority on stress, mind-body health, ADHD, parenting, and addictions, he travels extensively, addressing health personnel, teachers, and lay audiences across North America and internationally.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was recommended to read this book by my daughter's therapist. She gave me great advice when she recommended the book. "stick with it even though it will make you feel like a failure as a parent for the first 2/3rds of the book, the last 1/3 is invaluable". Best advice ever. The book has so much to offer and because of it my relationship with my children has grown. The issues that they struggled with (and that I struggle with in dealing with them) have decreased significantly.
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Best Book on Parenting I have ever Read. I wish more people would read this. Gabor Mate and Gordon Neufeld amazing. I started using the tips they used and have pulled my children closer to me. Please Share this book with everyone.
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