With the rising rates of caesarian births, obesity, diabetes, illiteracy, gang activity, ADHD, and depression among children and teens, modern child rearing practices desperately need a new model. The massive disconnect between the thousands of "parenting" books on the market in recent years and these escalating problems means one thing: our children are crying out and we are not listening.
A power-packed, easy-to-read guide, The New Physics of Childhood takes a detailed look at the myths that have propagated these growing challenges in our global society and digs up buried fundamentals every child needs to thrive regardless of culture, age, socioeconomic status, or geographical location.
Each chapter presents the essential aspects of childhood with a metaphorical philosophy easily applied to daily life, enabling you to talk to children in easy-to-comprehend terms. While it clearly delineates the challenges of today's children, this guide provides preventive, basic, economic solutions at a deep and lasting level in critical areas from physical health to financial literacy.
Unlike other parenting books, this indispensible guide connects the whole child to the family, the community, the larger society, and the environment. A must for those raising or caring for a child in the twenty-first century, The New Physics of Childhood offers a revolutionary approach to child rearing.