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The Resource The Gardener and the Carpenter

The Gardener and the Carpenter

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The Gardener and the Carpenter
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The Gardener and the Carpenter
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Summary
One of the world's leading child psychologists shatters the myth of "good parenting"Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human. Yet the thing we call "parenting" is a surprisingly new invention. In the past thirty years, the concept of parenting and the multibillion dollar industry surrounding it have transformed child care into obsessive, controlling, and goal-oriented labor intended to create a particular kind of child and therefore a particular kind of adult. In The Gardener and the Carpenter, the pioneering developmental psychologist and philosopher Alison Gopnik argues that the familiar twenty-first-century picture of parents and children is profoundly wrong—it's not just based on bad science, it's bad for kids and parents, too.Drawing on the study of human evolution and her own cutting-edge scientific research into how children learn, Gopnik shows that although caring for children is profoundly important, it is not a matter of shaping them to turn out a particular way. Children are designed to be messy and unpredictable, playful and imaginative, and to be very different both from their parents and from each other. The variability and flexibility of childhood lets them innovate, create, and survive in an unpredictable world. "Parenting" won't make children learn—but caring parents let children learn by creating a secure, loving environment
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Gopnik, Alison
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  • Family & Relationships
  • Psychology
  • Nonfiction
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The Gardener and the Carpenter
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:1322226e-2962-4d4c-b1ca-f1a48c3778cd
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781429944335
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optical disk
Label
The Gardener and the Carpenter
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1322226e-2962-4d4c-b1ca-f1a48c3778cd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781429944335
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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