The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them like Grown-Ups

The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them like Grown-Ups

by Leonard Sax

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465094288
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 05/09/2017
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 79,203
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., is a doctor and psychologist, and the founder of the National Association for Choice in Education (NACE). The author of Boys Adrift and Girls on the Edge, Sax lives in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Problems

Introduction: Parents Adrift 3

1 The Culture of Disrespect 11

2 Why Are So Many Kids Overweight? 33

3 Why Are So Many Kids on Medication? 49

4 Why Are American Students Falling Behind? 75

5 Why Are So Many Kids So Fragile? 93

Part 2 Solutions

6 What Matters? 117

7 Misconceptions 139

8 The First Thing: Teach Humility 159

9 The Second Thing: Enjoy 173

10 The Third Thing: The Meaning of Life 187

Conclusion 201

Acknowledgments 207

Notes 211

Credits and Permissions 265

Index 267

About the Author 289

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