Taking Back Childhood

A Proven Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids

Nancy Carlsson-Paige - Author

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ISBN 9781101213926 | 304 pages | 27 Mar 2008 | Plume | 18 - AND UP
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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.

"Brims with practical advice for the challenges parents face today."
-Daniel Goleman, bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence

"Today's parents need this book."
-Marion Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fund

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