The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Coddled Kids, Helicopter Parents, and Other Phony Crises

The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Coddled Kids, Helicopter Parents, and Other Phony Crises

by Alfie Kohn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807073889
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 932,559
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The author of thirteen books and scores of articles, he lectures at education conferences and universities, as well as to parent groups and corporations. Kohn’s criticisms of competition and rewards have been widely discussed and debated, and he has been described in Time magazine as “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades [and] test scores.”

Table of Contents

Introduction

CHAPTER 1: Permissive Parents, Coddled Kids, and Other Reliable Bogeymen

CHAPTER 2: Parenting in Perspective

CHAPTER 3: Overstating Overparenting

CHAPTER 4: Getting Hit on the Head Lessons: Motivation, Failure, and the Outrage over Participation Trophies

CHAPTER 5: The Underlying Values: Conditionality, Scarcity, and Deprivation

CHAPTER 6: The Attack on Self-Esteem

CHAPTER 7: Why Self-Discipline Is Overrated: A Closer Look at Grit, Marshmallows, and Control from Within

CHAPTER 8: Raising Rebels

Notes

References

Index

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