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Author Sweetland, Darlene.

Title Teaching kids to think : raising confident, independent, & thoughtful children in the age of instant gratification / Darlene Sweetland, PhD, Ron Stolberg, PhD.

Publication Info. Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Chevy Chase Library Children's, Parents' Shelf    j 649.6 SWE    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's, Parents' Shelf.
Description xi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-282) and index.
Contents Introduction: The instant gratification generation -- The parent traps: Do you take the bait? -- Missed opportunities when parents rescue their children -- Make no mistake about it: Everyone makes mistakes -- Understanding developmental stages -- Take advantage of the critical periods of brain development -- Ivy League or bust: Are we providing children what they really need to succeed? -- The phones might be smart, but what about us? -- The trouble with technology: Video games, social networking, and television -- Athletics provides more than just fun -- Why drugs and alcohol are so appealing -- Will your child be ready to launch? -- Parents have grown accustomed to instant gratification too -- Lessons learned -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index -- About the authors.
Summary Today's kids don't know how to read a map. They can Google the answer to any question at lightning speed. If a teen forgets his homework, a quick call to mom or dad has it hand-delivered in minutes. Fueled by the rapid pace of technology, the Instant Gratification Generation not only expects immediate solutions to problems -- they're more dependent than ever on adults. Today's kids are being denied opportunities to make mistakes, and more importantly, to learn from them. They are being taught not to think. In Teaching Kids to Think, Dr. Darlene Sweetland and Dr. Ron Stolberg offer insight into the social, emotional, and neurological challenges unique to this generation. They identify the five parent traps that cause adults to unknowingly increase their children's need for instant gratification, and offer practical tips and easy-to-implement solutions to address topics relevant to children of all ages. A must-read for parents and educators, Teaching Kids to Think will help you understand where this sense of entitlement comes from -- and how to turn it around in order to raise children who are confident, independent, and thoughtful.
Subject Problem solving in children.
Frustration in children.
Parental overprotection.
Pampered child syndrome.
Parent and child.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Added Author Stolberg, Ronald A.
ISBN 9781492602750 (trade ; alk. paper)
1492602752 (trade ; alk. paper)

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