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The Bonsai Child
Author: Judith Y Locke

ISBN: 9780994369208
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 1 September 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.5
Description:
Modern parenting is in crisis. Parents put more time and effort into raising their children than ever before, but children's self-esteem, resilience and wellbeing don't appear to be improving.

In her work as a clinical psychologist and researcher, Judith Locke, PhD sees a disturbing link between high-effort parenting and poor outcomes for children. She believes parents make their children's lives too easy by doing too much for them and giving too much to them. This type of parenting produces 'the bonsai child', an apparently perfect child raised in a protected environment and nurtured on attention to their every need.

Dependent on constant care, the bonsai child can remain confined by their ideal conditions, incapable of coping in the real world. In The Bonsai Child, Judith explains why the current generation of parents and children are in this mess, why parents are encouraged to parent this way, and what often happens to their children. Most importantly, she offers practical and realistic strategies that have worked for hundreds of parents she has helped.

These strategies will work for you, too. The Bonsai Child will change...

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