Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

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Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

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But to keep ourselves on our toes, we have a rule that author gender is alternated, girl-boy-girl-boy, and the continents always rotated (with occasional glitches).

I liked considering the major ideas of why kids are drawn to peers, because I see the pattern even in young and old children in my community who I believe to be securely attached. They’re saying that if we work hard at keeping that attachment going, we should have a fairly smooth parenting experience, even with our teens.Because peers are immature kids, they don't have the resources to help kids mature; in fact, they often thwart maturity. Finally, the authors' tone frequently betrays a world view where not only is an adult more powerful but also right or correct or justified in manipulating children, aka adultism. But this situation is far from natural, and it can be dangerous—it undermines family cohesion, interferes with healthy development, and fosters a hostile and sexualized youth culture. A few pages later he even mention divorce as another thing predisposing children to turn to their peers; also as a fault of our culture.

But really this books spends more time whining about modern America and romanticising pre WW2 America than providing helpful parenting tips. It crosses parents and kids of all schooling situations, family situations, or socio-economic status. We need to make it a habit of collecting our children daily and repeatedly until they are old enough to function as independent beings” (p 179).The authors integrate psychology, anthropology, neurology and their own personal and professional experiences…. Looking back on his life “from above”, he says, he can see that his own goal “was to be a successful and busy and high-accomplishing physician. Ouch, I don't want my kids to live to please anyone elses, not even a parent, they should be allowed to build a self esteem from their young age.

Many of our children are growing up bereft of the universal culture that produced timeless creations of humankind: The Bhagavad Gita; the writings of Rumi, Dante, Shakespeare and Cervantes and Faulkner, or of the best and most innovative of living authors; the music of Beethoven and Mahler; or even the great translations of the Bible.In Hold on to Your Kids, acclaimed physician and best-selling author Gabor Maté joins forces with Gordon Neufeld, a psychologist with a reputation for penetrating to the heart of complex parenting.

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