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Parents We Mean to Be How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development

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ISBN-10: 0618626174

ISBN-13: 9780618626175

Edition: 2007

Authors: Richard Weissbourd

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Harvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd upends received wisdom that the biggest threats to our children's moral development are bad peer influences, violence on television, or parents who fail to "teach values." Instead, he argues incisively that parents--often unknowingly--are eroding children's capacity for caring and responsibility. Through the author's own original field research, including hundreds of rich and revealing conversations with children, parents, teachers, coaches, and counselors, a surprising picture emerges. The suddenly widespread desire of parents to be closer to their children often undercuts kids' morality. Parents' intoxication with their children's happiness is…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/13/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Richard Weissbourd is a child and family psychologist on the faculty of Harvard's School of Education and Kennedy School of Government. His writing has appeared in the New York Times , Boston Globe , and Chicago Tribune . Weissbourd is the author of The Vulnerable Child , recently named by the American School Board Journal as one of the top ten educational books of all time.

Acknowledgments
A Note on Methods
Introduction
Helping Children Manage Destrictive Emotions
Promoting Happiness and Morality
The Real Danger in the Achievement Craze
When Being Close to Children Backfires
Moral Adults: Moral Children
The Real Moral Power of Schools
The Morally Mature Sports Parent
Cultivating Mature Idealism in Young People
Key Moral Strengths of Children Across Race and Culture
Conclusion: Moral Communities
Notes
Index