A Nation of Wimps

A Nation of Wimps

The High Cost of Invasive Parenting

Book - 2008
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There is a mental health crisis on college campuses these days, with alarming numbers of students engaging in self-destructive behaviors like binge drinking and cutting or disconnecting through depression. This is the first book to connect the dots between overparenting and the social crisis of the young. Psychology expert Hara Marano reveals how parental overinvolvement hinders a child's development socially, emotionally, and neurologically. Hothouse parenting has hit the mainstream--with disastrous effects. Parents are going to ludicrous lengths to take the lumps and bumps out of life for their children, but the net effect of parental hyperconcern and scrutiny is to make kids more fragile. Children become overreactive to stress because they were never free to discover what makes them happy in the first place. When the real world isn't the discomfort-free zone kids are accustomed to, they become subject to anxiety disorders or worse.--From publisher description
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780767924030
Branch Call Number: 306.874 Mar
Characteristics: 307 p. ; 25 cm


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Feb 26, 2015

Psychology Today? The pro-torture people? I'd be mighty interested in knowing the ethnic background of the author. Somehow, this doesn't sound like a very scientific book to me?

Oct 19, 2012

As the baby boomer's (Of which I am one) started families and the raising thereof coupled with the breakdown of the traditional family roles I would agree with the statement of "Hothouse parenting has hit the mainstream with disastrous effects". Taking away the unpleasant experiences for 'Jack' or 'Jill' not tumbling down the hill and getting bruised does not prepare them for a rather imperfect / un-fair world that waits for them when they go out into it.


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