Nurture Shock – Why Everything We Think About Raising Our Children is Wrong (Part 2 of 2)

(Part 2 of 2) The Science of Teen Rebellion Nancy Darling and Linda Caldwell from Penn State University conducted a survey among high schoolers. The topic was called "leisure time" which is something that the teens involve themselves in without their parents or any other adult supervision. Darling seems to remark that "when they are … Continue reading Nurture Shock – Why Everything We Think About Raising Our Children is Wrong (Part 2 of 2)

Nurture Shock – Why Everything We Think about Raising our Children is Wrong (Part 1 of 2)

This is a book by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman first published in 2009. Nurture Shock This term simply means the state of panic that the new age parents have found themselves in. This new generation of parents have kept their instinctual knowledge and natural behaviours at bay. They are looking to tap into abode … Continue reading Nurture Shock – Why Everything We Think about Raising our Children is Wrong (Part 1 of 2)

Two Answers to the Same Question

Rajitha Gopinath

The question is, what is the right way of parenting? When you read about successful people one thing that all of them refer to is the kind of childhood they had. Either they had motivated parents who laid a solid foundation or they had abusive or divorced parents that made their childhood miserable and the sheer vigor to get out of it made them successful. One thing is common among both and that is they didn’t have an ordinary childhood like you and me. Parenting has direct affect on how much successful you will be in your life. So, I turned to books of various kinds. For me reading parenting books turned out to be like therapy. Its less about children and more about parents.

I recently finished Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua at rocketing speed in 4 days. This is the best I have done…

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