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The Collapse Of Parenting

The Collapse Of Parenting | Leonard Sax Md Phd | Physician, Psychologist, And Author

Over the past 30 years, a major shift has occurred in American culture: the transfer of authority from parents to children. Activities with same-age peers now commonly displace family activities. Children today often choose what’s for supper; they...

To Rebuild 'The Collapse Of Parenting,' It's Going To Be A Challenge

As many know, parenting isn't an easy job. It can be hugely frustrating and even lonely trying to figure out what's best for your kid. Should you be a taskmaster or a best friend? Is there a middle ground? The pressures of full-time work and round...

Parenting In The Age Of Awfulness

Kyle was absorbed in a videogame on his cellphone, so I asked his mom, “How long has Kyle had a stomach ache?” Mom said, “I’m thinking it’s been about two days.” Then Kyle replied, “Shut up, mom. You don’t know what you’re talking about.” And he g...

Dr. Leonard Sax Discusses New Book, "The Collapse Of Parenting"

Children today are growing up in a very different world than the one their parents experienced. Research shows that 69 percent of 11 and 12-year-olds have a cellphone purchased by their parents, and 76 percent of teens use social media.

Parents: You’Re Not Doing Your Job. Sincerely, Expert And Author Leonard Sax

Family physician, psychologist and author Leondard Sax wants parents to know that they are "raising kids wrong." The author of "Boys Adrift" and "Girls on the Edge" is back with "The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt our Kids when We Treat them L...

Ten Ways To Fight The Collapse Of Parenting

Have parents lost confidence in themselves? Have they relinquished parental authority? Maclean’s writer Cathy Gulli explored those questions in a widely read story that examined a stark reality: Despite their very best intentions, parents are at r...

Are Today's Parents Losing Control Of Their Kids?

The dinner table is said to be 'ground zero' for the collapse of parenting 'Parents have begun to relinquish their authority,' says a Maclean's associate editor referencing a book by a US doctor. A new book by an American doctor says parenting amo...

Considering The Collapse Of Parenting: We’Re Just Trying To Survive

This blog is the third in a series about the so-called collapse of parenting. First, my colleague did a great job summing up what most parenting experts agree on, and last week I wrote about the parent-child relationship. I’m in the thick of it ri...

Collapse Of Parenting: Expert Reveals Why Kids Today Are Disrespectful And Overweight

There are some things to notice about many children in America today -- many are disrespectful, out of shape and in charge. An interview with an expert reveals the collapse of parenting today and how it affects the modern children. Family physicia...

The Disintegration Of The Parent-Child Bond

Fragility has become a characteristic of children and teenagers to an extent unknown 25 years ago. That’s what I’m seeing in the office today – and what I did not see in the office years ago. But besides my observations and experience as a physici...

Dr. Leonard Sax Urges Parents To Take Control Of Their Children

By Associated Press and Dailymail.com Reporter From allowing children to go to sleep with with their cellphones to constantly assuring them they are 'amazing', Dr. Leonard Sax is lifting the lid on all the common mistakes parents are making while ...

Your Parenting Is The Problem

Your parenting is the problem - : We spend more time and money on parenting than ever — but we are getting worse.

Author Interview With Leonard Sax: The Collapse Of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups

Our feature author interview is with Leonard Sax, MD, PhD, author of the new book The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups, published by Basic Books. With PC safe-space student protests roiling our nation’s...

Why It’S Time For Parents To Grow Up

For modern families, the adage “food is love” might well be more true put another way: food is power. Not long ago, Dr. Leonard Sax was at a restaurant and overheard a father say to his daughter, “Honey, could you please do me a favour? Could you ...

Should Parents Be More Demanding And Forceful With Their Kids?

If there’s no good reason to believe Sax’s contention that kids don’t respect their parents anymore, there’s even less of a reason to trust his advice on how to make things rosy again. Over and over in the book, Sax sings the praises of authoritat...

New Book Urges Parents To Reorder Life For The Sake Of Kids

Dr. Leonard Sax has been a family physician and psychologist for 27 years, conducting workshops around the world for parents, teachers, social workers, counselors, school psychologists and juvenile justice professionals. In in his new book, he urg...

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The Collapse Of Parenting

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An acclaimed expert on parenting and childhood development argues, Dr Leonard Sax, explains how parents are no longer in charge.