Taking Back Childhood : A Proven Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids

Taking Back Childhood : A Proven Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids

Book Title: Taking Back Childhood : A Proven Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids

Author: Tina Payne Bryson

Format: Paperback | 282 pages

Publication Date: 01 Mar 2009

ISBN-13: 9780452290099

An early childhood development expert shows how to craft a nurturing childhood for your sons and daughters, while minimizing negative societal influences. Based on early-childhood development expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige's thirty years of researching young children, this groundbreaking book helps parents navigate the cultural currents shaping, and too often harming, kids today--and restore childhood to the best of what it can be. As Carlsson-Paige explains, there are three attributes critical to kids' healthy development: time and space for creative play, a feeling of safety in today's often frightening world, and strong, meaningful relationships with both adults and other children--attributes that we, as a society, are failing to protect and nurture. From advising parents on which toys foster creativity (and which stifle it) to guiding them in how to use "power-sharing" techniques to resolve conflicts and generate empathy, Carlsson-Paige offers hands-on steps parents can take to create a safe, open, and imaginative environment in which kids can relish childhood and flourish as human beings. "Dr. Carlsson-Paige explains the many ways our culture and media are threatening our children's healthy development. She gives adults concrete strategies for fighting back. Today's parents need this book."--Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund