Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Rescuing Our Children From The Culture Of Hyper-parenting

Book - 2008
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"Why do grown-ups have to take over everything?" This innocent question from acclaimed journalist and international bestselling author Carl Honor#65533;'s son sparked a two-year investigation into how our culture of speed, efficiency, and success at all costs is damaging both parents and children. When the impulse to give children the best of everything runs rampant, parents, schools, communities, and corporations unwittingly combine forces to create over-scheduled, over-stimulated, and overindulged kids. The mere mention of potty-training, ballet classes, preschool, ADD, or overeating is enough to spark a heated debate about the right way to raise our children. The problem is that despite the best intentions of all involved, the pressure to manage every detail of our children's lives from in utero through college is overwhelming.

Delivering much more than a wake-up call, international bestselling author Carl Honor#65533; interviews experts in Europe, North America, and the Far East, talks to families around the world and sifts through the latest scientific research. Not only do we see the real dangers of micromanaging children, but Honor#65533; also shows us an emerging new movement inspiring many to slow down and find the natural balance between too little and too much. Blending the finest reportage, intellectual inquiry, and extraordinary true stories, Under Pressure is the first book to challenge the status quo by mapping out an alternative to the culture of hyperparenting that is presently pushing children and their parents to the brink.

Publisher: San Francisco : HarperOne, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061128806
0061128805
Branch Call Number: 649.1
Characteristics: 291 pages ;,24 cm

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jonahchristensen
Jun 27, 2012

Good book with neat ideas. He's originally from Edmonton which made it even more interesting.

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GyroScope
Apr 28, 2012

An amazing book-super interesting, highly recommend this it really will open your eyes. Just the right mix of facts and stories with suitable alternatives for those who want to change. A must read for new parents.

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