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‘Toxic Childhood’ – Book by Sue Palmer
How the modern world is damaging our children and what we can do about it.– Sue Palmer
A highly controversial book that sparked an international debate as did for example ‘The Battle Hymn of The Tiger Mother’ by Amy Chua, even though these books are not necessarily comparable.
The Toxic Childhood book has been on many parents and educator’s minds and heated debates followed its release in 2007. Not much has changed since then, the addressed topics in the book are more relevant than ever.
Parents and educators alike are looking for ways to guide and nurture our children in our fast changing and fast paced environment. What has worked yesterday is very often not applicable anymore.
Way more attention is needed today to raise happy, healthy and well-adjusted young generations.
Please have a look at Sue Palmer’s book and her view on the challenges we are facing and the discussion around ‘Nature vs Nurture’. Perhaps there might be some valuable insight here, or there …
Her book is certainly ‘food for thought’ here with us on 7minutesonline.
Toxic Childhood: How the Modern World is Damaging Our Children and What We Can Do About It
Every concerned parent MUST have this book! Children throughout the developed world are suffering, with obesity, dyslexia, ADHD, and other serious ailments on the rise. And it’s not simply that our diagnostic ability has improved—there are very real and growing problems. Top literacy expert Sue Palmer examines the danger zones, from poor diet, lack of exercise, and sleep deprivation to symptoms emerging from our modern lifestyle of TV, computer games, and cell phones. This combination of factors, along with parents’ increasingly stressful lives, means that we are developing a toxic new generation, with its health and brains at risk. Here is the latest research from around the world, with advice for worried parents on protecting their families and ensuring their children emerge as healthy, intelligent, and happy adults.
Toxic childhood book on Amazon