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.