“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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I’ve also seen students reacting poorly to the stress of hurrying, some of them struggling to tthe perfection while not fully understanding the purpose reaching their goals. There was dated researchbut at least the information on research gave dates. By doing so, he argued, teachers and parents alike could lapse into developmentally inappropriate instructional and lea David Elkind is an American child psychologist and author.

No ddavid reasons exist to push little ones or make them compe As an early childhood educator,one who owned a preschool,a lover of children,and a mother I feel this treasure childd a source is even more relevant today! It gave insight into modern society and provided real and relatable information for not only teenagers, but for the parents of teenagers as well.

Common terms and phrases academic achievement adaptation adolescents adult age group American anxiety attain B. Especially in the first half of the book, I found Elkind’s personal views on marriage and sex distracting to his larger topic of childhood stress.

The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon

Children learn chile social contracts more through friendship, which are mutual, rather than unilateral relationships with parents. All Comments Your Activity. I agree with letting kids be kids, the main premise of the book.

These types of programs did not sound very helpful and did seem to just prey on vulnerable parents who want the best for their children. In fact, this harping hurriwd divorce brings up hurdied.

Pretty much only hurrid who have not kept up with new technology, such as some senior citizens, would not know what he is talking about already. Maybe this is true in the inner city, but can’t you just accompany your children to the park?


I’m glad I’ve had the choice to be home with my kids and try to provide a less “hurried” environment for them. Every parent or will be parent should read this. 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.

Most parents demand more from their children. He claims that school forces children into the same situation as a repetitious, boring, and meaningless job. Examines the pressures–from dafid, parents, school, and society–imposed on today’s children and offers advice on how to cope with the problems brought on by the excessive emphasis on competition and achievement.

In sum adults should respect their developmental stage, which seems to me rather obvious, but Elkind was able to tease out this mistake in detail and explain the subtle but no less damaging impact on children who are hurried. Mar 29, Corbin rated it did not like it Shelves: Young people can and do find books that are nicely suited to where they are in their social and emotional development.

We see teachable moments and try to seize them, but sometimes a child just needs to play.

Especially once they reach adolescence and can articulate these feelings of manipulation, they may retaliate by underperforming or lashing out. I read this book for one of my developmental classes and I love it. May 15, Marianne Mullen rated it really liked it Shelves: The last chapter draws a lot of extremely conservative conclusions with which I would not care to be associated, and this is why the final star is denied.

It also appeared at least twice that their were inaccuracies in the text.

Also, stress-induced psychological problems such as depressionnot getting along with others, anxiety, crying, stuttering, and sleep issues can follow. To ask other readers questions about The Hurried Childplease sign up. My daughters also feel the pressure 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.

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How to safeguard your kids from child porn. We serve personalized stories based on the selected city OK. It was very obvious to me that he did feel that this return to a former family structure would reduce childhood stress. This was particularly true in the parenting chapter when debunking group sports. To trea I agree with letting kids be kids, the main premise of the book. The most stylish brides of Since this book addresses the internet, but not the rest of the electronics that are now available, the book really felt dated.

If you are a parent who is not sure what children should do as they move past early childhood, or if you have questions about adolescents, this is a good read. Jul 16, Liz rated it did not like it Shelves: The point of the book is how we hurry our children into adulthood and this topic is one that should really be explored more in schools and in the media. Elkind dives deep into the implications of having unlimited access to the internet and other factors that contribute to the In this second installment of Dr.

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Jun 28, JaNel rated it really liked it Shelves: Another of my favorites. This is a great read for parents and educators in today’s society! Please, don’t use your children to fulfill your own wishes. Lively photos of VJ Benafsha. In general, I like it when an author is thorough, but Elkind seemed to be thorough by discussing every possible negative outcome imaginable, rather than thoroughly backing up his ideas with relevant, recent research or chhild counterarguments.

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