The Hurried Child, 25th anniversary edition

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With the first edition of The Hurried Child, David Elkind emerged as the voice of parenting reason, calling our attention to the crippling effects of hurrying our children through life. He showed that by blurring the boundaries of what is age appropriate, by expecting--or imposing--too much too soon, we force our kids to grow up too fast, to mimic adult sophistication while secretly yearning for innocence. In the more than two decades since this book first appeared, new generations of parents have inadvertently stepped up the assault on childhood, in the media, in schools, and at home. In the third edition of this classic (2001), Dr. Elkind provided a detailed, up-to-the-minute look at the Internet, classroom culture, school violence, movies, television, and a growing societal incivility to show parents and teachers where hurrying occurs and why. And as before, he offered parents and teachers insight, advice, and hope for encouraging healthy development while protecting the joy and freedom of childhood. In this twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the book, Dr. Elkind delivers important new commentary to put a quarter century of trends and change into perspective for parents today.
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About the author

David Elkind, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at Tufts University and the author of a dozen books, including The Hurried Child and All Grown Up and No Place to Go. He lives outside of Boston and on Cape Cod.
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Da Capo Lifelong Books
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Published on
Feb 23, 2009
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9780786734672
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Language
English
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Psychology / Developmental / Child
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Today’s society often pressures us into overstimulating young children with flashcards, workbooks, videos, and electronic gadgets in a well-meaning attempt to give them a head start. But children are not little adults—they learn and grow in radically different ways at different ages, and what we do to help could actually hurt instead.

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Essential parenting advice from one of today's leading psychologists, at your fingertips

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Sibling Rivalry
Time-Outs
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Praise for David Elkind

"The Power of Play should be considered one of the primers for good parenting."—Chicago Parent

"[O]ffers excellent perspectives on children, parents, and culture . . . this powerful book is essential reading."—Library Journal on The Hurried Child

"Elkind . . . is a child-study specialist of eminent common sense . . . whom parents would do well to heed."—Publishers Weekly
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