“The Hurried Child,” by David Elkind’s, expresses the different ways that children are forced to grow up too quickly in society. Elkind states that. With the first edition of The Hurried Child, David Elkind emerged as the voice of parenting reason, calling our attention to the crippling effects of. Examines the pressures–from peers, parents, school, and society–imposed on today’s children and offers advice on how to cope with the problems brought on.

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David Elkind: The hurried child syndrome! – Times of India

Glamorous photos of Sara Ali Khan. In particular, I agreed with his point that over testing or overemphasis on cgild causes us to stop focusing on actual learning. Meanwhile, most of Elkind’s points about inappropriate media, be it TV, print, movies, or music, really came down to parents monitoring what their children watch.

It was ideas like these that I wasn’t sure chidl my naivety or Elkind’s attempt at thoroughness gone array to over thinking the circumstances of a few and presenting them of the many.

Jun 12, Tanya rated it liked it Shelves: Published April 11th chikd Perseus Publishing first published Here are some other interesting points from throughout the chkld It was a huge eye opener about how parents are hurrying their children to grow up and expecting to much of them I would reccomend this book for anyone who has young children. Especially once they reach adolescence and can articulate these feelings of manipulation, they may retaliate by underperforming or lashing out.

In addition, visual media versus books that can be put down in order to process content deluge children with an overwhelming amount of images and concepts that they are developmentally too immature to process.

Again, I dislike the hiding of the truth about sex from young people, especailly how this comment hints that it is better if we pretend sex is wrong, sinful, and dirty. The chapter on lapware, brain research and the internet chi,d to put unrelated topics together, and he wasn’t clear on how the internet in particular caused hurrying or related to the other two topics.


You need this magic serum. For example, you can ask a two-year-old to pick up his toys and clear his plate from the dining table but you cannot expect a year-old child to understand the differences in your marriage or your divorce complications. But, Elkind’s discussion of music in general seemed dated cgild off base.

Harsher sentencing of juveniles: Elkind also discusses the problems with clothing companies and why they should start marketing adult clothes to adults only, instead of marketing them to young adults through extra small sizes. One that particularly sticks with me was about play. Personally, as an individual, Elknid realize that after reading this book I have a new found way that I look at the world and children around me.

Overall, I would highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone! Growing Up Too Fast. Elkind delivers important new commentary to put a quarter century of trends and change into perspective for parents today.

May 30, Solady Batterjee rated it it was amazing. I did agree with many of Elkind’s ideas about standardized testing. He also wrote Ties that Stress: Another example is that just a few pages into the book, Elkind discusses Kindergarden in all states as if it were a new phenomenon, yet then mentions homework for these students in the same breathe. At least he gave teachers some slack for being human.

The most stylish brides of Jan 25, Hannah Deichler rated it really liked it. In other places, it was unclear if I was reading a section that had been revised for the new edition published in or something originally drafted in Sadly, the people who should most read this book probably won’t, and those who are already doing a pretty decent job probably will.

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As an early childhood educator,one who owned a preschool,a lover of children,and a mother I feel this treasure of a source is even more relevant today! Mozart was asked to teach a guy to compose a symphony, and Dzvid suggested that he start with something easier like an etude. We hurry children because stress induces us to put our own needs ahead of their needs.

The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon

It also appeared at least twice that their were inaccuracies in the text. Several pet peeves of mine about non-fiction texts Elkind commits. Jul 16, Liz rated it did not like it Shelves: Another reason for my disappointment in The Hurried Child was that it didn’t focus on the types of topics I thought it would.

I’ll definitely look up some of his other titles. Lists with This Book.

The Hurried Child – David Elkind – Google Books

I’ve also seen students reacting poorly to the stress of hurrying, some of them struggling to attain perfection while not fully understanding the purpose reaching their goals. Apr 24, Lacey rated it liked it. The only thing that keeps me alive is my inner soul. He showed that by blurring the boundaries of what is age appropriate, by expecting–or imposing–too much too soon, This is where most children learn to read so I took that part seriously.

He details the importance of how excess stress in a child’s life can affect their entire life, and how we as a society hurry children into adulthood in a race against the clock The last chapter draws a lot of extremely conservative conclusions with which I would not care to be associated, and this is why the final star is denied.