The Gardener and the Carpenter

The Gardener and the Carpenter

What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children

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This thing we call 'parenting' is a surprisingly new invention, and in the past thirty years the multibillion dollar industry surrounding it has transformed child care into obsessive, controlling, and goal-oriented labor intended to create a particular kind of child and thereby a particular kind of adult. Gopnik shows that although caring for children is immensely important,children are designed to be messy and unpredictable, playful and imaginative, and to be very different both from their parents and from one another. Caring parents let children learn by creating a secure, loving environment
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780374229702
0374229708
Branch Call Number: 155.4 G647G 2016
Characteristics: x, 302 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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alitecky
Feb 02, 2017

After waiting months to get a copy, the very first impression was that it had not been read: the binding was tight as if no one had opened the book. At first I read every word. Thn I strtd skimmng. Thn I s ki pped fr om par a graph to par a graph , thn pa ge t pa ge.
Deadly dull. Repetitious, bland theorizing with flat examples to match. "Mamaleh Knows Best" is a much richer book.

ser_library Jan 31, 2017

the thesis is reinforced by many interesting examples; very readable for a scholarly subject

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