The Parents We Mean To Be

How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development

by Richard Weissbourd

The Parents We Mean To Be

Hardcover, 241 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $25 | purchase

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Book Summary

Through the author's own original field research, a surprising picture of the moral development of children emerges to confirm that parents' intense focus on their children's happiness is turning many children into self-involved, fragile conformists who feel ashamed when they fail to measure up.

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