Teach Your Chil­dren Well: Par­ent­ing for Authen­tic Success

  • From the Publisher
April 23, 2012
Par­ents, edu­ca­tors, and the media wring their hands about the plight of America’s chil­dren and teens — soar­ing rates of emo­tion­al prob­lems, lim­it­ed cop­ing skills, dis­en­gage­ment from learn­ing — and yet there are ways to reverse these dis­heart­en­ing trends. In her new book Teach Your Chil­dren Well: Par­ent­ing for Authen­tic Suc­cess, psy­chol­o­gist Made­line Levine, author of the New York Times best­seller The Price of Priv­i­lege, brings togeth­er cut­ting-edge research and thir­ty years of clin­i­cal expe­ri­ence to explode once and for all the myth that good grades, high test scores, and col­lege accep­tances should define the par­ent­ing endgame. Levine acknowl­edges that every par­ent wants suc­cess­ful chil­dren, but until we are clear­er about our core val­ues and the par­ent­ing choic­es that are most like­ly to lead to authen­tic suc­cess, we will con­tin­ue to raise exhaust­ed, exter­nal­ly dri­ven, impaired chil­dren who believe that they are only as good as their last per­for­mance. Real suc­cess is always an inside job, argues Made­line Levine, and is mea­sured not by today’s report card but by the peo­ple our chil­dren become ten or fif­teen years down the line. The book is a tool-box of essen­tial infor­ma­tion on how to raise authen­tic, suc­cess­ful chil­dren, for par­ents, edu­ca­tors, and thought leaders.

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