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Childhood Lost: How American Culture Is Failing Our Kids

Childhood Lost How American Culture Is Failing Our Kids Experts from across disciplines join forces here to focus attention on current American culture and the devastating effects it is having on its children From children developing surprising physical ma

  • Title: Childhood Lost: How American Culture Is Failing Our Kids
  • Author: Sharna Olfman
  • ISBN: 9780275981396
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Experts from across disciplines join forces here to focus attention on current American culture and the devastating effects it is having on its children From children developing surprising physical maturity and sexual awareness at younger and younger ages, to those estranged when television and computer screens replace family time, and those warped by national junk food fExperts from across disciplines join forces here to focus attention on current American culture and the devastating effects it is having on its children From children developing surprising physical maturity and sexual awareness at younger and younger ages, to those estranged when television and computer screens replace family time, and those warped by national junk food fast food habits bringing an explosion of obesity and diabetes among boys and girls, this book takes a harsh look at the results of American social norms The damage being done by governmental policies is examined, including inadequate parental leave, a minimum wage that is not a living wage, unregulated day care, and a public education system that delivers inferior education to poor children A call to action, this is a work from some of the best known child experts nationwide Every person who has or cares about a child will find this of interest.Experts from across disciplines join forces here to focus attention on current American culture and the devastating effects it is having on its children From children developing surprising physical maturity and sexual awareness at younger and younger ages, to those estranged when television and computer screens replace family time, and those warped by national junk food fast food habits bringing an explosion of obesity and diabetes among boys and girls, this book takes a harsh look at the results of American social norms It highlights the damage being done by governmental policies, including inadequate parental leave, a minimum wage that is not a living wage, unregulated day care, and a public education system that delivers inferior education to poor children A call to action, this is a work from some of the best known child experts nationwide Every person who has or cares about a child or the future of U.S socity will find this of interest.Most experts writing about childhood address issues from their own particular perspective This work draws together a team of top scholars from across fields They connect the dots in engaging and clear essays Altogether, they demonstrate that the problems facing children today come from an underlying crisis of adult values, and they suggest that individuals must join forces to turn back this crisis.

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    1. I know this book is rather outdated and difficult to get (I bought mine used from after having it highly recommended to me) but honestly, cover to cover, this book read like one long "Kids these days!" rant.It's true that the essays address many salient points regarding the modern American family. It's true that many of the stressors and pressure points the essays discuss are still very real, if not more pressing now than in 2005 when this title was first published. However, I found the tone of [...]

    2. This book was divided up into essays. I think about ten. I read the ones that I was interested in. Obviously, the subject matter is not that jolly, but neither is a large part of parenting! Like other books similar to this I have read, some things I agreed with, some things I did not. It makes the strong point to protect and be present with your child, but then urges "the need for government reform" which to me is like talking out of both sides of your mouth. The whole point is that where there [...]

    3. I'm starting a co-op kindergarten for my daughter in 18 months called PACE (Peace, Arts, Community, Environment) with the idea of "pacing ourselves" when it comes to education. This book looks like it is going to be a must read for our parent community as this idea of culturally failing our children, taking childhood from them, is a core discussion and reason for starting the co-op. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

    4. Every parent should read this book. It could be kind of depressing if you wanted to look at it that way, but I see it as a great guidebook of things in the culture that I need to steer around for my children sake.

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