How to raise kids who aren't assholes : science-based strategies for better parenting-from tots to teens / Melinda Wenner Moyer.
- ISBN: 9780593086933
- ISBN: 0593086937
- Physical Description: 340 pages ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-330) and index.
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Part I. Traits -- "It's all about me!" How to raise kids who aren't (overly) selfish -- "This is too hard." How to raise kids who are ambitious, resilient, and motivated -- "You're dumb and ugly!" How to raise kids who don't bully-and who help those who are bullied -- "I'm telling the truth, dammit!" How to raise kids who won't lie or swear-or at least, not when it matters -- "Girls can't do that." How to raise kids whoaren't sexist -- "I'm perfect." How to raise kids who have healthy self-esteem-but aren't narcissistic -- "Her skin look s dirty." How to raise kids who aren't racist -- Part II. Strategies -- "You can't make me!" Shaping behavior and values -- "I hate my brother." Helping siblings get along -- "Where's the iPad?" Managing screens, games, and social media -- "When I touch it, it gets bigger!" talking to kids about sex and pornography.
A clear, actionable, sometimes humorous (but always science-based) guide for parents on how to shape their kids into honest, kind, generous, confident, independent, and resilient people...who just might save the world one day. On social media, in the news, and from the highest levels of government, kids are increasingly getting the message that being selfish, obnoxious and cruel is okay. Hate crimes among children and teens are rising, while compassion among teens has been dropping. We know, of course, that young people have the capacity for great empathy, resilience, and action, and we all want to bring up kids who will help build a better tomorrow. But how do we actually do this? How do we raise children who are kind, considerate, and ethical inside and outside the home, who will grow into adults committed to making the world a better place? First, Melinda outlines the traits we want our children to possess - including honesty, generosity, and antiracism - and then she provides scientifically-based strategies that will help parents instill those characteristics in their kids. Provided by publisher.
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