Reclaiming Childhood: Freedom and Play in an Age of Fear by Helene Guldberg

By Helene Guldberg

Children are cooped up, passive, apathetic and corrupted by way of trade… or so we're told.

Reclaiming Childhood confronts the harmful myths spun approximately smooth early life. sure, little ones this day are wasting out on many stories earlier generations took without any consideration, yet their lives have enhanced in such a lot of alternative routes. This ebook exposes the stark effects on baby improvement of either our low expectancies of fellow people and our safety-obsessed tradition. instead of pointing the finger at tender ‘junk’ ambitions and labelling youngsters as fragile and simply broken, Helene Guldberg argues that we have to determine what the true difficulties are – and what sort of they matter.

We have to enable little ones to develop and flourish, to stability brilliant information with younger independence. that implies letting young children play, scan and fiddle with out adults soaring over them. It potential giving young children the chance to increase the resilience that characterises a sane and profitable maturity. Guldberg indicates methods we will paintings to enhance children’s reviews, in addition to these of oldsters, academics and ‘strangers’ just by taking a step again from panic and doom-mongering.

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