Record Details

Catalog Search

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

Levine, Madeline, (author.).
Image of item

Available copies

  • 20 of 20 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 20 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 649.156 Lev (Text) 32604000206715 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Available -
Fortville-Vernon Twp PL - Fortville 649 LEV (Text) 38301000020864 Adult Non-Fiction Collection Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 649 LEVINE (Text) 32826014249734 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood NONFICTION 649.156 LEV (Text) 36626104125141 2nd Floor Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown 649.156 LEVI (Text) 39213000884886 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland 649.156 L665 (Text) 76383000474796 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 649.156 LEVI (Text) 39391006989048 Nonfiction Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 649.156 LEVINE (Text) 34330513453663 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 649.156 LEV (Text) 78551000545898 Non-Fiction Available -
North Madison Co PL - Frankton Comm. Library 649.156 LEV (Text) 30419200619031 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Next 10 »

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 -- Squiggly line -- A revised script: Moms and dads in the twenty-first century -- Future-proof family: Building a better moral compass and stronger communities.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Child development.
Parent and child.
Child rearing > Psychological aspects.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General.
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / School Age.

Additional Resources