Cover of: Saving childhood | Michael Medved

About the Book

Saving Childhood offers parents and grandparents practical strategies to cope with a society that seems perversely determined to frighten and corrupt its young. Cultural critic and popular radio host Michael Medved and his wife, psychologist Diane Medved, argue that in a mistaken effort to curb problems plaguing its youth, our culture has changed from protecting childhood as a precious time of growth to hammering even the smallest youngsters with a grim, harsh, and menacing view of the world. The Medveds systematically present unassailable scientific evidence, moving anecdotes, and personal experiences of raising their three young children to explain the attack from four primary directions--media, schools, peers, and even well-intentioned parents themselves.In a unique analysis the Medveds define innocence not as ignorance but as the result of three components--security, a sense of wonder and optimism. They empower parents and all who care about childhood with concrete, easily accomplished means to fend off the assault, as well as advice for handling hurdles such as the Internet, television, peer pressure, and the plague of pessimism. Saving Childhood enables us to restore and maintain for our children imagination, confidence, and hope for the future.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-311) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
305.23/0973
Library of Congress
HQ792.U5 M43 1998

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 324 p. ;
Number of pages
324

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL352364M
Internet Archive
savingchildhoodp00medv
ISBN 10
0060173726
LC Control Number
98011850
Library Thing
83269
Goodreads
2551103
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