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The Resource Spoiling childhood : how well-meaning parents are giving children too much--but not what they need, Diane Ehrensaft ; foreword by Lillian B. Rubin

Spoiling childhood : how well-meaning parents are giving children too much--but not what they need, Diane Ehrensaft ; foreword by Lillian B. Rubin

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Spoiling childhood : how well-meaning parents are giving children too much--but not what they need
Title
Spoiling childhood
Title remainder
how well-meaning parents are giving children too much--but not what they need
Statement of responsibility
Diane Ehrensaft ; foreword by Lillian B. Rubin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With keen sensitivity to family dilemmas reflecting her years of practice as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Ehrensaft shows how our culture has created a new kind of child - the "kinderdult," half miniature adult, half innocent cherub - whose new set of problems includes pseudomaturity, infantile behavior, a divided sense of self, and chronic anxiety. Martine, mother of three-year-old Laurel, expects her little girl to negotiate her own terms for visitation with her father, but at the same time grants her screaming requests for baby bottles throughout the night. Gwendolyn, age eight, is encouraged to interact with her mother as an equal, but dissolves into wild tantrums when they disagree. While Martine and Gwendolyn are extreme examples, their stories and others so memorably introduced in these pages help readers examine their own parenting paradoxes in a spirit of optimism and change." "Insightful and compassionate, Spoiling Childhood offers a saner vision of how we can bring up our children. Dr. Ehrensaft helps us move toward a society where we can overcome the treacherous balancing acts of work and family demands: where "good-enough" replaces perfect parenting, harriedness is traded for harmony, and the kinderdult is replaced by a child who grows on a healthy continuum from infancy to adulthood. This book is invaluable reading for parents, prospective parents, concerned professionals - and anyone interested in the perils and possibilities of family life today."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ehrensaft, Diane
Dewey number
649/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ769
LC item number
.E513 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WS105.5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child rearing
  • Parenting
  • Parent and child
  • Child rearing
  • Parent and child
  • Parenting
  • Opvoeding
  • Ouder-kind-relaties
  • Child Rearing
  • Parenting
  • Parent-Child Relations
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Spoiling childhood : how well-meaning parents are giving children too much--but not what they need, Diane Ehrensaft ; foreword by Lillian B. Rubin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-255) 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
The perils of parenting -- Your majesty, the baby -- And baby makes thress, or is baby me? -- Parenting by guilt -- My toddler, the doctor -- Pampering our children toward success -- Parents bartering for love -- Use the rod, lose the child -- The kinderadult -- Unspoiling childhood
Control code
ocm36798240
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 263 pages
Isbn
9781572302112
Lccn
97013797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36798240
  • (OCoLC)36798240
Label
Spoiling childhood : how well-meaning parents are giving children too much--but not what they need, Diane Ehrensaft ; foreword by Lillian B. Rubin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-255) 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
The perils of parenting -- Your majesty, the baby -- And baby makes thress, or is baby me? -- Parenting by guilt -- My toddler, the doctor -- Pampering our children toward success -- Parents bartering for love -- Use the rod, lose the child -- The kinderadult -- Unspoiling childhood
Control code
ocm36798240
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 263 pages
Isbn
9781572302112
Lccn
97013797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36798240
  • (OCoLC)36798240

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