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The Resource The myth of the spoiled child : challenging the conventional wisdom about children and parenting, Alfie Kohn

The myth of the spoiled child : challenging the conventional wisdom about children and parenting, Alfie Kohn

Label
The myth of the spoiled child : challenging the conventional wisdom about children and parenting
Title
The myth of the spoiled child
Title remainder
challenging the conventional wisdom about children and parenting
Statement of responsibility
Alfie Kohn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Somehow, a set of deeply conservative assumptions about children -- what they're like and how they should be raised -- have congealed into the conventional wisdom in our society. Parents are accused of being both permissive and overprotective, unwilling to set limits and afraid to let their kids fail. Young people, meanwhile, are routinely described as entitled and narcissistic. . . among other unflattering adjectives. In The Myth of the Spoiled Child, Alfie Kohn systematically debunks these beliefs -- not only challenging erroneous factual claims but also exposing the troubling ideology that underlies them. Complaints about pushover parents and coddled kids are hardly new, he shows, and there is no evidence that either phenomenon is especially widespread today -- let alone more common than in previous generations. Moreover, new research reveals that helicopter parenting is quite rare and, surprisingly, may do more good than harm when it does occur. The major threat to healthy child development, Kohn argues, is posed by parenting that is too controlling rather than too indulgent." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kohn, Alfie
Dewey number
649/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ769
LC item number
.K5577 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parenting
  • Pampered child syndrome
  • Child rearing
  • Parent and child
Label
The myth of the spoiled child : challenging the conventional wisdom about children and parenting, Alfie Kohn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Permissive parents, coddled kids, and other reliable bogeymen -- Parenting in perspective -- Overstating overparenting -- Getting hit on the head lessons: motivation, failure, and the outrage over participation trophies -- The underlying values: conditionality, scarcity, and deprivation -- The attack on self-esteem -- Why self-discipline is overrated: a closer look at grit, marshmallows, and control from within -- Raising rebels
Control code
ocn827256192
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780738217246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The myth of the spoiled child : challenging the conventional wisdom about children and parenting, Alfie Kohn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Permissive parents, coddled kids, and other reliable bogeymen -- Parenting in perspective -- Overstating overparenting -- Getting hit on the head lessons: motivation, failure, and the outrage over participation trophies -- The underlying values: conditionality, scarcity, and deprivation -- The attack on self-esteem -- Why self-discipline is overrated: a closer look at grit, marshmallows, and control from within -- Raising rebels
Control code
ocn827256192
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780738217246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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