Taking Back Childhood

Taking Back Childhood

A Proven Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids

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Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101213926
  • 304 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult


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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.
Taking Back Childhood

Taking Back Childhood

Written by: Nancy Carlsson-Paige