The Collapse of Parenting – What Happens When We Give Children Too Much Power

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This online article discusses the book The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups by Dr Leonard Sax (a Pennsylvania family physician and psychologist famous for writing about children’s development). He believes that children have too much power and control and this is at the centre of kids becoming overweight, overmedicated, anxious and disrespectful of themselves and those around them. As someone who has struggled with a toddler going through the terrible 2s (and 3s), this made so much sense. Read the article.

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