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Idolising Children - Daniel Donahoo

Paperback Published: 1st March 2007
ISBN: 9780868409320
Number Of Pages: 256

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Obsessed with our own youth and wanting perfect, genius children who live in a world of designer clothes and toys, "Idolising Children" says it's time for us to find new ways of parenting and a new kind of childhood. We need to remove the guilt that comes with trying to be perfect parents. In his eye-opening book Daniel Donahoo asks us to respect children and allow them to experience childhood with all its ups and downs.

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Prefacep. 9
Introduction: Child idolisingp. 15
Childhood histories: Images, ideas and mythsp. 25
The Peter Pan syndrome: Struggling to grow upp. 47
In decline: Birth rates and fertility decisionsp. 67
Childcare: Parents, centres and communityp. 92
The community as classroom: Educating children to learnp. 118
Media and children: Improving a poor relationshipp. 141
Marketing children: Pre-teen supermodels and brand imprintingp. 161
Keeping children safe: Walking to school in a society of strangersp. 180
The imperfect child: The hypocrisy of our obsessionp. 196
When I'm 64: Neglecting the wisdom of agep. 217
Conclusion: Honouring, not idolising?p. 235
Notesp. 246
Bibliographyp. 251
Indexp. 255
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ISBN: 9780868409320
ISBN-10: 0868409324
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st March 2007
Publisher: UNSW Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37