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A nation of wimps : the high cost of invasive parenting / Hara Estroff Marano.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 306.874 MARANO (Text) 33946002045958 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -
Jennings County Public Library - North Vernon 306.874 MAR (Text) 30653001328392 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Middletown Fall Creek Township Public Library - Middletown 306.874 MAR (Text) 76331000113589 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Schricker Main Library 306.87 MAR (Text) 30032010435417 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780767924030 :
  • ISBN: 0767924037 :
  • Physical Description: 307 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2008.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-298) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Welcome to the hothouse -- Rocking the cradle of class -- Parenting to perfection -- We're all Jewish mothers now -- Cheating childhood -- Meet mom and dad, the new hall monitors -- From scrutiny to fragility -- Crisis on the campus -- Arrested development -- Born to be stressed -- Whose shark tank is it, anyway? -- Class dismissed -- We didn't get here by rocking the boat -- What parents can do for their kids.
Citation/References Note: PW 03/03/2008
Summary, etc.: There is a mental health crisis on college campuses these days, with alarming numbers of students engaging in self-destructive behaviors like binge drinking and cutting or disconnecting through depression. This is the first book to connect the dots between overparenting and the social crisis of the young. Psychology expert Hara Marano reveals how parental overinvolvement hinders a child's development socially, emotionally, and neurologically. Hothouse parenting has hit the mainstream--with disastrous effects. Parents are going to ludicrous lengths to take the lumps and bumps out of life for their children, but the net effect of parental hyperconcern and scrutiny is to make kids more fragile. Children become overreactive to stress because they were never free to discover what makes them happy in the first place. When the real world isn't the discomfort-free zone kids are accustomed to, they become subject to anxiety disorders or worse.--From publisher description.
Subject: Parenting > United States.
Child rearing > United States.
Parent and child > United States.

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