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Ready or not : why treating children as small adults endangers their future--and ours

Author: Kay S Hymowitz
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Ready or Not, Kay S. Hymowitz offers a startling new interpretation of what makes our children tick and where the moral anomie of today's children comes from. She reveals how our ideas about childrearing itself have been transformed, perniciously, in response to the theories of various "experts"--Educators, psychologists, lawyers, media executives - who have encouraged us to view children as small adults,
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hymowitz, Kay S., 1948-
Ready or not.
New York : Free Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)654199407
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kay S Hymowitz
ISBN: 0684836246 9780684836249
OCLC Number: 41531782
Description: xi, 292 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: empty nests --
The nature assumption --
Baby geniuses --
Anticultural education --
The teening of childhood --
Fourteen-year-old women and juvenile men --
Sex and the anticultural teenager --
Postmodern postadolescence --
Conclusion: refilling the nest.
Responsibility: Kay S. Hymowitz.
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Is the experience of childhood endangered? A leading voice on social issues offers startling evidence that it may be--unless we can stop treating our children as "small adults."  Read more...

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Barbara Dafoe Whitehead author of "The Divorce Culture, Rethinking Our Commitments to Marriage and Family"Kay Hymowitz has written the most important book on Ameican childhood to come along since Read more...

 
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