“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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Even though I genearally was annoyed by his negative tone about American public education, he did have several interesting points.

I’ll definitely look up some of his other titles. As a result, children suffer information overload, fears and gross factual misunderstanding. One of my biggest problems with The Hurried Child was that it didn’t seem fully revised.

Feb 28, Audrey rated it really liked it. David Elkind is an American child psychologist and author. One point I agreed with was that children characters on TV are often unrealistic, which is why I think they are so often off screen.

When children feel treated as an object to be controlled, rather than as human with feelings, dignity and a right to opinion, they translate this as rejection by those who have the most power to hurt or nurture them. And the fact that most schools, or at least districts, now employ an ELL teacher, I find it hard to believe that a language barrier would misplace many children Early on, it was clear that Elkind’s text was at least partly guided by his personal political and religious beliefs.


I expected to agree with most of Elkind’s thoughts on lapware, which was one of the reasons I was interested in this book in the first place. Janhvi Kapoor just rocked the no shirt pantsuit in the most stylish way. The hurried child syndrome! Mar 18, Stacy rated it really liked it Recommends it for: By doing so, he argued, teachers and parents alike could lapse into developmentally inappropriate instructional and learning practices that may distort the smooth development of learning. Parents should resist the urge to fulfill their own agendas because they feel smarter if they have a two-year-old that can read.

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If children are offered the stresses of adulthood, they will also exhibit the ailments of adulthood. Children need to be children and this book should be a must read for all parents and school districts.

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This book was fantastic. First of all, he made no age distinctions.

Mar 29, Corbin rated it did not like it Shelves: Uhrried chapter on lapware, brain research and the internet seemed to put unrelated topics together, and he wasn’t clear on how the internet in particular caused hurrying or related to the other two topics. I’m glad I’ve had the choice to be home with my kids and try to provide a less “hurried” environment for them. Daviid too complex to teach directly before about age Jun 12, Tanya rated it liked it Shelves: It’s essentially a compilation on ideas about child psychology and how ‘hurrying’ the author’s word for anything in hurriee children of any age are allowed, encouraged, or forced to act in age-inappropriate ways, be they social, mental, physical, emotional can be damaging to it.


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

I’ve seen many students who are very bright shut down academically, quite possibly in rebellion to parental pushing earlier in school. I had come dhild this text expecting that hurrying by definition dealt with just children before school age. Hureied as before, he offered parents and teachers insight, advice, and hope for encouraging healthy development while protecting the joy and freedom of childhood.

Please, don’t use your children to fulfill your own wishes.

The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon

To treat them differently from adults is not to discriminate against them but rather to recognize their special estate From inside the book. Parents fail to understand this — growing up fast can mean NOT going very far in life. This allows us to think that we can hurry the little powerhouse with impunity.