Titel: Spoiling Childhood: How Well-Meaning Parents Are Giving Children Too Much - But Not What They Need
Autor/en: Diane Ehrensaft
April 1999 - kartoniert - 263 Seiten
Vividly encapsulating the absurdities, heartbreaks, and possibilities of contemporary child rearing, this book shows how parents today are all too often caught up in a guilt-driven pendulum swing between parenting too little and parenting too much. Dr. Ehrensaft helps us imagine a society where we can overcome the treacherous balancing acts of work and family demands; where "good-enough" replaces perfect parenting, harriedness is traded for harmony, and children grow on a healthy continuum from infancy to adulthood.
Rubin, Foreword. Perils of Parenting. Your Majesty, The Baby. And Baby Makes Three, or Is Baby Me? Parenting by Guilt. My Toddler, the Doctor. Pampering Our Children toward Success. Parents Caught in the Traffic in Love. Use the Rod, Lose the Child. The Kinderdult. Toward Better Odds for Parenting.
Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, is a noted developmental and clinical psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. A professor of psychology at The Wright Institute, Berkeley, a practicing psychotherapist working with children and parents, and the mother of two (just grown) children, she has published and lectured internationally.
"In this wonderful and very readable book, Dr. Ehrensaft explores the difficulties and stresses that today's parents are creating for themselves and their children. Her skillful presentation of complex psychological and social issues, illuminated throughout with fascinating case vignettes, will help parents establish a needed balance in their parenting between overindulgence and unrealistic expectation, and create a family with appropriate child-focus without complete surrender of self and marriage."--Joan B. Kelly, PhD, Co-author of "Surviving the Breakup: How Children and Parents Cope with Divorce"; Executive Director, Northern California Mediation Center
"This is an extremely moving book. Diane Ehrensaft locates and describes a profound unease and uncertainty among contemporary middle-class parents as they cope not only with the time crunch of two careers but also with a cultural crisis in conceptions of parenting. Dr. Ehrensaft points us toward psychologically informed principles that will foster parents' competence and well-being and thereby the sense of competence and well-being in their children as well." --Nancy J. Chodorow, PhD, author of "Femininities, Masculinities, Sexualities: Freud and Beyond "
"One of the most interesting and helpful books on parenting I've read. It brilliantly untangles the dilemmas of modern parenting--showing how we have come to confuse what we want and what our children need. It challenges us to rethink our roles as mothers and fathers, and offers compassionate guidance on how we can do that." --James A. Levine, EdD, Director, The Fatherhood Project