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Author Guldberg, Helene.

Title Reclaiming childhood : freedom and play in an age of fear / Helene Guldberg
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 205 pages)
Contents The good, the bad, and the history: a balance-sheet of modern childhood -- A childish panic about the next generation -- Cocooning children -- Childhood in historical perspective -- Freedom and child development -- Growing up: why risk-taking is good for kids -- Play: what is it good for? -- The bullying bandwagon -- Virtual lives? Media, brands and the myspace generation -- Taking real responsibility: the role of adult society -- Let parents be parents: the myth of infant determinism -- Let teachers be teachers: not social workers and "happiness counsellors" -- Let strangers be friends: how the "stranger danger" panic is creating a hostile adult world -- Conclusion -- Bibliography
Summary This book exposes the stark consequences on child development of both our low expectations of fellow human beings and our safety-obsessed culture. Helene Guldberg argues that we need to identify what the real problems are? and how much they matter
Notes "Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Child development.
Child rearing.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203870417 (electronic bk.)
0415477220 (hardcover)
0415477239 (paperback)
9780203870419 (electronic bk.)
9780415477222 (hardcover)
9780415477239 (paperback)