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This book exposes the stark consequences on child development of both our low expectations of fellow human beings and our safety-obsessed culture. Helene Guldberg argues that we need to identify what the real problems are - and how much they matter.
Table of Contents
The good, the bad, and the history: a balance sheet of modern childhood
A childish panic about the next generation
Childhood in historical perspective
Freedom and child development
Growing up: why risk-taking is good for kids
Play: what is it good for?
The bullying bandwagon
Virtual lives? Media, brands and the MySpace generation
Taking real responsibility: the role of adult society
Let parents be parents: the myth of infant determinism
Let teachers be teachers-not social workers and 'happiness counselors
Let strangers be friends: how the 'stranger danger' panic is creating a hostile adult world
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