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Hold on to Your Kids Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

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ISBN-10: 0375760288

ISBN-13: 9780375760280

Edition: 2006

Authors: Gordon Neufeld, Gabor Mat�, Gabor Mat�

List price: $17.00
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A psychologist with a reputation for penetrating to the heart of complex parenting issues joins forces with a physician and bestselling author to tackle one of the most disturbing and misunderstood trends of our time -- peers replacing parents in the lives of our children. Dr. Neufeld has dubbed this phenomenon peer orientation, which refers to the tendency of children and youth to look to their peers for direction: for a sense of right and wrong, for values, identity and codes of behaviour. But peer orientation undermines family cohesion, poisons the school atmosphere, and fosters an aggressively hostile and sexualized youth culture. It provides a powerful explanation for schoolyard…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Born in Budapest, Gabor Mat�immigrated to Canada at the age of twelve. He spent some time working as a teacher before returning to university to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. He ran a popular family practice for many years, and spent twelve years working in Vancouver's downtown eastside, caring for patients suffering from mental illness, drug addiction, and HIV. In the 1990s, Dr. Mat� was a regular medical columnist for the Vancouver Sunand the Globe and Mail. He is also the author of four works of non-fiction. His most recent book, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction, won a Hubert Evans Award in 2010. In addition to being a physician and…    

The Phenomenon of Peer Orientation
Why Parents Matter More Than Ever
Skewed Attachments, Subverted Instincts
Why We've Come Undone
Sabotaged: How Peer Orientation Undermines Parenting
The Power to Parent Is Slipping Away
From Help to Hindrance: When Attachment Works Against Us
Counterwill: Why Children Become Disobedient
The Flatlining of Culture
Stuck in Immaturity: How Peer Orientation Stunts Healthy Development
The Dangerous Flight from Feeling
Stuck in Immaturity
A Legacy of Aggression
The Making of Bullies and Victims
A Sexual Turn
Unteachable Students
How to Hold on to Our Kids (or How to Reclaim Them)
Collecting Our Children
Preserve the Ties That Empower
Discipline That Does Not Divide
Preventing Peer Orientation
Don't Court the Competition
Re-create the Attachment Village
Glossary
Notes
Index