Your Children Are Under Attack: How Popular Culture Is Destroying Your Kids' Values, and How You Can Protect Them by Jim Taylor
Children under the age of six spend two hours a day in front of a television or computer screen. Unbelievably, two-thirds of toddlers spend over two hours a day in front of a screen.
Why does it matter? Because that child also sees more than twenty thousand commercials a year and absorbs unhealthy values that hurt their development. Dr. Jim Taylor's Your Children Are Under Attack exposes how today's kids are bombarded by the value of popular culture. Advocating greed, blatant sexuality and violence, today's popular culture excites children into a state where more is bought, less is questioned and values are discarded.
This groundbreaking work shows parents how to work with children to fight back against this assault. Parents will learn six essential values that are most threatened by popular culture, and how to instill these in ways that are clear, practical and grounded in the real world of twenty-first- century parenting.
Jim Taylor, Ph.D. has published more than 400 articles in scholarly and popular publications, and has given more than 500 workshops and presentations throughout North America and Europe. He is the author of eight books, including Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child.
Dr. Taylor has appeared on NBC's Today Show, ABC's World News This Weekend, and major television network affiliates. His research has been the subject of syndicated sports columns that have appeared in dozens of newspapers across the country. Jim has been a columnist for The Denver Post , and has been interviewed for articles that have appeared in The Miami Herald, The Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, The Baltimore Sun, The Denver Post, Skiing, Outside, and many other newspapers and magazines. He gives 5-10 presentations a month to parents, educators, children, coaches, athletes, and mental health and medical professionals.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Call to Action!
Section I: Battle Lines are Drawn
-Chapter 1: Know Thy Children's Enemy (Beware the Dark Side) -Chapter 2: Know Your Values (Armor Up) -Chapter 3: Create a Family Value Culture (Construct a Defense System) -Chapter 4: Stock Your Arsenal (Lock and Load Love)
Section II: Waging the War
-Chapter 5: Respect (R-E-S-P-E-C-T) -Chapter 6: Responsibility (You Got the Power) -Chapter 7: Success (Finding the Real Pot of Gold) -Chapter 8: Happiness (No, Money Can't Buy it) -Chapter 9: Family (Make the Joneses Jealous) -Chapter 10: Compassion (It's Not All About You)
Section III: Win the War
-Chapter 11: Taking the Offensive (Behind Enemy Lines) -Chapter 12: Victory (Winning the Big One)