Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers
- Publish Date: 2006-08-15
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Gordon Neufeld;Gabor Mate M.D.
International authority on child development Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., joins forces with bestselling author Gabor MatÃ©, M.D., to tackle one of the most disturbing trends of our time: Children today looking to their peers for directionâtheir values, identity, and codes of behavior. This âpeer orientationâ undermines family cohesion, interferes with healthy development, and fosters a hostile and sexualized youth culture. Children end up becoming overly conformist, desensitized, and alienated, and being âcoolâ matters more to them than anything else.
Hold On to Your Kids explains the causes of this crucial breakdown of parental influenceâand demonstrates ways to âreattachâ to sons and daughters, establish the proper hierarchy in the home, make kids feel safe and understood, and earn back your childrenâs loyalty and love. This updated edition also specifically addresses the unprecedented parenting challenges posed by the rise of digital devices and social media. By helping to reawaken instincts innate to us all, Neufeld and MatÃ© will empower parents to be what nature intended: a true source of contact, security, and warmth for their children.