“The Hurried Child,” by David Elkind’s, expresses the different ways that children are forced to grow up too quickly in society. Elkind states that. With the first edition of The Hurried Child, David Elkind emerged as the voice of parenting reason, calling our attention to the crippling effects of. Examines the pressures–from peers, parents, school, and society–imposed on today’s children and offers advice on how to cope with the problems brought on.

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The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon by David Elkind

Furthermore, Elkind block quotes long sections of text from other authors frequently. I didn’t think I would enjoy it but once I opened the cover, it was hard to stop.

I read this book for one of my developmental classes and I love it. Meanwhile, most of Elkind’s points about inappropriate media, be it TV, print, movies, or music, really came down to parents monitoring what their children watch. Psychologist Apter The Confident Child argues that we’ve been hanging on to an idea that’s all wrong that when He showed that by blurring the boundaries of what is age appropriate, by expecting–or imposing–too much too soon, I also disliked Elkind’s tendency to jump to the worse case scenario.

Especially once they reach adolescence and can articulate these feelings of manipulation, they may retaliate by underperforming or lashing out. He states it is not hurrying if your child is enrolled in one of these, but doesn’t clearly give parents guidelines on how to identify one.


The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon – David Elkind – Google Books

The chapter on lapware, brain research and the internet seemed to put unrelated topics together, and he wasn’t clear on how the internet in gurried caused hurrying or related to the other two topics. Although dated and written mostly to parents.

Here are some other examples of dated material still in the edition: Every parent or will be parent should read this. The guy responded that Mozart had written his first symphony at age 5, so why couldn’t he start with that? And Mozart responded that it was true that he wrote a symphony at age 5, davir he didn’t have to ask anyone how to do it.

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There are many different forms of play and savid child learns different values from each, like co-operation, persistence, compassion and so much more. In fact, this harping on divorce brings up thoroughness.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Another example is that just a few pages into the book, Elkind discusses Kindergarden in all states as if it were a new phenomenon, yet then mentions homework for these students in the same breathe. There were also things I thought I knew and had no clue about.

As a therapist and parenting coach, I found this book to be valuable. Mozart was asked to teach a guy to compose a symphony, and Mozart suggested that he start with something easier like an etude. Return to Book Page. Overall, I would highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone! Elkind provided a detailed, up-to-the-minute look at the Internet, classroom culture, school violence, movies, television, and a growing societal incivility to show parents and teachers where hurrying occurs and why.


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The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon

Playing also teaches children about their own powers and abilities. Jun 12, Tanya rated it liked it Shelves: Overall, parents have a contract with children and when we hurry them we break that contract and the underlying bond of trust. Hurrying is basically undue stress for children, and the effects are often the opposite of the intended purposes of childhood activity.

My daughters also feel the chil to grow up too quickly as there is often contrast between what I’m allowing them to do and what their peers are being allowed to do. He actually says this is why kids favor stories that “put adults in a derogatory or stupid role,” which explains all those Nickelodeon shows my brother and sister-in-law hate.

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