The idle parent : why laid-back parents raise happier and healthier kids (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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The idle parent : why laid-back parents raise happier and healthier kids

Author: Tom Hodgkinson
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Hodgkinson presents a revolutionary yet highly practical approach to child care: leave them alone. He urges us to stop worrying and instead start nurturing the natural instincts toward creativity and independence that are found in every child.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hodgkinson, Tom.
Idle parent.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2010
(DLC) 2010007641
(OCoLC)441178014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Hodgkinson
ISBN: 9781101429112 1101429119 9781101429488 1101429488
OCLC Number: 733913755
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The Idle Parent manifesto --
Bring back child labor --
Stop the whining --
Seek not perfection, or, Why bad parents are good parents --
The importance of nature --
The more, the merrier --
Down with school --
The myth of toys --
Ban TV, embrace freedom --
Let us sleep --
The power of music and dancing --
End all activities, be wild --
No more family days out --
How to enjoy mealtimes, with some thoughts on manners --
Let animals work for you --
Make stuff from wood and junk --
Say "yes" --
Learn how to live from your kids --
Good books and bad books --
Don't fret about computers, or, Toward a tao of parenting.
Responsibility: Tom Hodgkinson.

Abstract:

Hodgkinson presents a revolutionary yet highly practical approach to child care: leave them alone. He urges us to stop worrying and instead start nurturing the natural instincts toward creativity and independence that are found in every child.

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