How to put your child's well-being first in a competitive world
Author: Tanith Carey
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
Mozart in the womb, Baby Einstein DVD's for newborns and i-pad learning apps for toddlers. From the moment the umbilical cord is cut, today's parents feel trapped in a never-ending race to ensure their child is the brightest and the best. But while it's completely natural for us to want our kids to reach their potential, at what point does too much competition become damaging? With constant testing in schools also raising the stakes, how can we tell when hot-housing children is actually doing more harm than good? In this ground-breaking and provocative book, award-winning journalist and parenting author Tanith Carey presents the latest research on what this contest is doing to the next generation. She explains why, far from making our children more go-getting and successful, it can back-fire with life-long repercussions, damage their emotional well-being and fracture their relationships with the very people who love them most: their parents. In this essential manual for today's modern parent, Tanith offers parents practical, realistic solutions that will give them permission to take their foot off the gas and reclaim a more relaxed family life. Packed with insights, experts' tips, real experiences and resources, this book is a timely guide to safeguarding your child's well-being in a competitive world - so they can grow into the happy, emotionally balanced people they really need to be. 'I've hardly been able to put the book down . . . as I turned each page I'd find something else that resonated with me. . . Tanith has the ability to challenge your thinking without it being judgmental or preachy. She shares lots of real life case studies and draws on her own experience as a parent and combines this with solid research to make a really readable book. mummyfromtheheart 'An impassioned book appealing to other parents to rethink all the relentless competitiveness - before it's too late.' Psychologies 'A highly readable, well-balanced, well-argued contribution to the rapidly-growing mountain of parenting books, with plenty of practical, achievable advice for anyone who wants to escape from the tiger race.' Sue Palmer, author of Toxic Childhood 'A fantastic new book by Tanith Carey which gives children back their childhood.' Dr David Whitebread, Senior Lecturer in Psychology of Education at Cambridge University
A Balanced Approach to Maximizing a Child's Potential
Author: Chungsoon C. Kim
Pubpsher: Seoul Selection
Category: Family & Relationships
Parents are raising their children in a world that is both more complicated and more flooded with information. The cross-generational passing down of parental wisdom from one s own family and neighbors is no longer common practice. Instead, parents receive overwhelming, often competing, advice from books, magazines, social media, and Internet experts. While this abundance of childrearing advice shows society s interest in parenting, it also means that there is no magic formula when it comes to raising children. In this book, I have tried to provide young parents with some guidelines that will help them make sound parenting decisions for themselves. These are based on personal knowledge gained over forty years of teaching and widely accepted theories and reputable research. I also wrote from my own experience raising three children and four grandchildren. What was most helpful in writing this book, however, were the insights I ve gained from my interactions with countless children and parents at the San Jose State University Child Laboratory, where I worked as the lab director. - From the Preface
Release on 2019-02-05 | by Matthias Doepke,Fabrizio Zilibotti
How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids
Author: Matthias Doepke,Fabrizio Zilibotti
Pubpsher: Princeton University Press
Category: Social Science
An international and historical look at how parenting choices change in the face of economic inequality Parents everywhere want their children to be happy and do well. Yet how parents seek to achieve this ambition varies enormously. For instance, American and Chinese parents are increasingly authoritative and authoritarian, whereas Scandinavian parents tend to be more permissive. Why? Love, Money, and Parenting investigates how economic forces and growing inequality shape how parents raise their children. From medieval times to the present, and from the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Sweden to China and Japan, Matthias Doepke and Fabrizio Zilibotti look at how economic incentives and constraints—such as money, knowledge, and time—influence parenting practices and what is considered good parenting in different countries. Through personal anecdotes and original research, Doepke and Zilibotti show that in countries with increasing economic inequality, such as the United States, parents push harder to ensure their children have a path to security and success. Economics has transformed the hands-off parenting of the 1960s and ’70s into a frantic, overscheduled activity. Growing inequality has also resulted in an increasing “parenting gap” between richer and poorer families, raising the disturbing prospect of diminished social mobility and fewer opportunities for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. In nations with less economic inequality, such as Sweden, the stakes are less high, and social mobility is not under threat. Doepke and Zilibotti discuss how investments in early childhood development and the design of education systems factor into the parenting equation, and how economics can help shape policies that will contribute to the ideal of equal opportunity for all. Love, Money, and Parenting presents an engrossing look at the economics of the family in the modern world.
This caselets-based narrative does not seek to laugh or cry at the predicament of parents or their children. It is also not intended to pass judgments on them. In seeking to understand them and their travails and troubles, care and concerns, joys and sorrows, they become the cornerstone for this book. Are you an anxious, over-concerned parent? Are you overprotective? Are you the slack, indifferent type? Or are you the suspicious or strict parent? It could be that you want to be the best friend to your child. Or you might be a weekend parent or an online virtual parent for your child. Whatever may be the case, this book can provide a thought-provoking insight. Whether you are a student and researcher of human behavior, a parent or caregiver, a teacher or child-rights activist, it is an eye-opener for everyone. The book is a must-read accompaniment to seminars, workshops, brain-storming sessions, focus-group discussions and other technical group activities for parents or children. It is a handbook for all who have once been a child and is now a parent, or wants to be a parent sooner or later!
TAMING THE TIGER is based on twenty years Buddhist teaching in the West and aims to help anyone seeking the truth about suffering and happiness. The first part of the book deals with topics such as Impermanence, The Right Motivation, Facing the Situation, Body, Speech and Mind, Compassion, and Mindfulness. The second part is devoted to exercises, meditations and relaxation techniques for body and mind, including Feeling, Openness, Taking Suffering, Bringing the Buddha to Life and Universal Compassion. The exercises, designed to provide a base of self-knowledge, mind-therapy and self-healing have also been found beneficial in therapy workshops and in the treatment of psychological problems. TAMING THE TIGER comes from the Samye-Ling Tibetan Centre in Eskdalemuir, Scotland. This long-established community is well-known for its Buddhist teachings and for helping to preserve Tibetan culture. It is also increasingly renowned for its therapy courses and humanitarian activities. In 1992, Samye-Ling bought Holy Island as a retreat centre.
Release on 2000-02-22 | by Christina Baglivi Tinglof
Author: Christina Baglivi Tinglof
Pubpsher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Family & Relationships
Each year thousands of parents, yearning for more time with their children, put away their briefcases and laptops in favor of baby gear and Legos. Yet being home with the kids all day isn't easy! Some of us need a little extra help with the transition. The Stay-at-Home Parent Survival Guide not only helps Moms and Dads survive the occasional stressful day--something every parent experiences now and then--but also inspires them with new ideas for indoor and outdoor activities, great places to take the kids, starting a playgroup, building a support system, and keeping connected in the adult community. Even if you're a parenting pro, The Stay-at-Home Parent Survival Guide is a useful resource that offers unique ways to handle the day-to-day tasks of stay-at-home parenting, such as helpful tips for finishing the housework with the kids underfoot, meal and naptime strategies that work, skills for building a stronger marriage, managing your time effectively, beating the stay-at-home blues, and balancing household finances on a single income. In addition to the expertise of author Christina Baglivi Tinglof and other stay-at-home parents, The Survival Guide includes valuable insights from a variety of experts, including: Kathy Kristof, syndicated columnist, on how to set and reach financial goals Arlene Rossen Cardozo, author of Sequencing, on the evolution of the stay-at-home mom Dr. Sylvia Rimm, "Today" show parenting expert, on positive discipline Dr. Brian Ray, president of the National Home Education Research Institute, on homeschooling Elaine St. James, author of Simplify Your Life with Kids, on just that Ellen Parlapiano and Patricia Cobe, authors of Mompreneurs, on starting your own business from home Christina Baglivi Tinglof is a stay-at-home mom of three young sons and the author of Double Duty: The Parents' Guide to Raising Twins. She and her family live in Los Angeles.
America's leading organizational consultant uses common sense and humor to illustrate how to tackle piles of records, correspondence, bills, receipts, family photos, magazines and other papers that clutter our lives.