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From the moment the umbilical cord is cut, today's parents feel trapped in a never-ending race to ensure their child is the brightest and the best. But while it's completely natural for us to want our kids to reach their potential, at what point does too much competition become damaging?
With constant testing in schools also raising the stakes, how can we tell when hot-housing children is actually doing more harm than good? In this ground-breaking and provocative book, award-winning journalist and parenting author Tanith Carey presents the latest research on what this contest is doing to the next generation. She explains why, far from making our children more go-getting and successful, it can back-fire with life-long repercussions, damage their emotional well-being and fracture their relationships with the very people who love them most: their parents.
In this essential manual for today's modern parent, Tanith offers parents practical, realistic solutions that will give them permission to take their foot off the gas and reclaim a more relaxed family life. Packed with insights, experts' tips, real experiences and resources, this book is a timely guide to safeguarding your child's well-being in a competitive world - so they can grow into the happy, emotionally balanced people they really need to be.
|Publisher:||Constable & Robinson|
|Sold by:||Hachette Digital, Inc.|
|File size:||584 KB|
About the Author
Tanith Carey is award winning national newspaper journalist and writer on parenting and society for the Guardian, The Independent and the Daily Mail, among many others newspapers and magazines.
She is also the author of six books - three on parenting. Her previous book Where Has My Little Girl Gone? How to protect your daughter from growing up too soon, published in May 2011, was the first hands-on guide for parents on how to handle the challenges of early sexualisation. It received widespread media coverage - including a three day serialisation in the Daily Mail, the cover of Guardian Family, a spread and opinion pieces in the Independent and Independent on Sunday.