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Ready or not : preparing our kids to thrive in an uncertain and rapidly changing world / Madeline Levine, PhD.

Levine, Madeline, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Allentown Public Library System.
  • 1 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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Allentown Public Library 649.156 LEVI (Text) 34455006676098 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062657756
  • ISBN: 0062657755
  • Physical Description: xiv, 273 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-262) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Part I: Stuck -- Why the needle hasn't moved: Doubling down on the past when we fear the future -- Your brain on uncertainty: Why we make dubious decisions -- Accumulated disability: The real dangers of overprotection -- Learned helplessness and delayed adolescence: A stalled generation -- Part II: Course correction -- Unlearning helplessness and restoring capabilities -- Demystifying twenty-first-century skills -- Academic and foundational skills in an age of uncertainty -- Part III: Thriving in the new normal -- The squiggly line -- A revised script: Moms and dads in the twenty-first century -- The future-proof family: Building a better moral compass and stronger communities.
Summary, etc.:
"[This book] explores how today's parenting techniques and our myopic education system are failing to prepare children for their certain-to-be-uncertain futures -- and how we can reverse course to ensure their lasting adaptability, resilience, health, and happiness" -- From book jacket flap.
Increasingly, the world we know has become disturbing, unfamiliar, and even threatening. In the wake of uncertainty and rapid change, adults are doubling-down on the pressure-filled parenting style that pushes children to excel. Yet these daunting expectations, combined with the stress parents feel and unwittingly project onto their children, are leading to a generation of young people who are overwhelmed, exhausted, distressed--and unprepared for the future that awaits them. While these damaging effects are known, the world into which these children are coming of age is not. And continuing to focus primarily on grades and performance are leaving kids more ill-prepared than ever to navigate the challenges to come. But there is hope. Using the latest developments in neuroscience and epigenetics (the intersection of genetics and environment), as well as extensive research gleaned from captains of industry, entrepreneurs, military leaders, scientists, academics, and futurists, Levine identifies the skills that children need to succeed in a tumultuous future: adaptability, mental agility, curiosity, collaboration, tolerance for failure, resilience, and optimism. Most important, Levine offers day-to-day solutions parents can use to raise kids who are prepared, enthusiastic, and ready to face an unknown future with confidence and optimism.
Subject: Child rearing.
Parenting.
Child development.
Parent and child.
Child rearing > Psychological aspects.
Families.

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