The Collapse of Parenting (Paperback)

How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups

By Leonard Sax

Basic Books, 9780465094288, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 9, 2017

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In The Collapse of Parenting, internationally acclaimed author Leonard Sax argues that rising levels of obesity, depression, and anxiety among young people can be traced to parents abdicating their authority. The result is children who have no standard of right and wrong, who lack discipline, and who look to their peers and the Internet for direction. Sax shows how parents must reassert their authority--by limiting time with screens, by encouraging better habits at the dinner table, and by teaching humility and perspective--to help their children thrive in an increasingly complicated world.

About the Author

Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., is a practicing physician, a psychologist, and a speaker for community groups and for schools. The author of Why Gender Matters, Boys Adrift and Girls on the Edge, Sax lives with his family in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.