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Psychologist Madeline Levine brings together cutting-edge research and thirty years of clinical experience to explode once and for all the myth that good grades, high test scores, and college acceptances should define the parenting endgame.
Parents, educators, and the media wring their hands about the plight of America's children and teens—soaring rates of emotional problems, limited coping skills, disengagement from learning and yet there are ways to reverse these disheartening trends. Teach Your Children Well acknowledges that every parent wants successful children. However, until we are clearer about our core values and the parenting choices that are most likely to lead to authentic, and not superficial, success, we will continue to raise exhausted, externally driven, impaired children who believe they are only as good as their last performance. Real success is always an inside job, argues Levine, and is measured not by today's report card but by the people our children become fifteen or twenty years down the line.
Refusing to be diverted by manufactured controversies such as "tiger moms versus coddling moms," Levine confronts the real issues behind the way we push some of our kids to the breaking point while dismissing the talents and interests of many others. She shows us how to shift our focus from the excesses of hyperparenting and the unhealthy reliance on our children for status and meaning to a parenting style that concentrates on both enabling academic success as well as developing a sense of purpose, well-being, connection, and meaning in our children's lives.
Teach Your Children Well is a call to action. And while it takes courage to make the changes we believe in, the time has come, says Levine, to return our overwrought families to a healthier and saner version of themselves.
The book is well-written and easy to read -- and very easy to read through from start to end.
I have found Dr. Levine's observations to be insightful, reasonable, rational, and realistic in so many regards to approaching parenting.
This book allows us as parents to focus on our children's strengths to help them succeed in life.
After reviewing a book about the under-privileged kids amongst us, I had to go read a book about the very other end of the spectrum --- the over-privileged, over-scheduled,... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Piaw Na
Very Pleased with the Book, Purchase & Seller. The item is what it was advertised to be, condition great & price even better. Received the shipment in very reasonable time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JerseyGirl
Our whole family is reading this book cover to cover! Wow! How much are we in "the older generations"learning!Published 3 months ago by Carol A. Chealander
I loved this book, and will keep it to reference as my kids grow up! It's full of reminders and new perspectives.Published 5 months ago by Another grateful reader
I have two teenagers and have gotten some good ideas about how to motivate them. I realized I was not ready to let them go and need to let them grow up and do more on their own. Read morePublished 9 months ago by June Jewell
There is some excellent material in here, but it is basically a 70 page book that was expanded into 250+ to make it seem like a real book. Read morePublished 10 months ago by GreatFallsMatt
This book was so good that I bought 5 copies as gifts. Just read the table of contents and you will fall in love with it.Published 11 months ago by Mrs.Hand