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Ready or not : preparing our kids to thrive in an uncertain and rapidly changing world

by Levine, Madeline (Author)

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Increasingly, the world we know has become disturbing, unfamiliar, and even threatening. In the wake of uncertainty and rapid change, adults are doubling-down on the pressure-filled parenting style that pushes children to excel. Yet these daunting expectations, combined with the stress parents feel... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Stuck
  • Why the needle hasn't moved: Doubling down on the past when we fear the future
  • Your brain on uncertainty: Why we make dubious decisions
  • Accumulated disability: The real dangers of overprotection
  • Learned helplessness and delayed adolescence: A stalled generation
  • Part II: Course correction
  • Unlearning helplessness and restoring capabilities
  • Demystifying twenty-first-century skills
  • Academic and foundational skills in an age of uncertainty
  • Part III: Thriving in the new normal
  • The squiggly line
  • A revised script: Moms and dads in the twenty-first century
  • The future-proof family: Building a better moral compass and stronger communities.
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