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The Resource The gardener and the carpenter : what the new science of child development tells us about the relationship between parents and children, Alison Gopnik

The gardener and the carpenter : what the new science of child development tells us about the relationship between parents and children, Alison Gopnik

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The gardener and the carpenter : what the new science of child development tells us about the relationship between parents and children
Title
The gardener and the carpenter
Title remainder
what the new science of child development tells us about the relationship between parents and children
Statement of responsibility
Alison Gopnik
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 immensely important, the goal should not be to shape them so they 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 one another. The variability and flexibility of childhood allow them to innovate, create, and survive in an unpredictable world. “Parenting" won't make children learn--rather, caring parents let children learn by creating a secure, loving environment"--
Summary
A developmental psychologist uses natural history and the latest scientific research to demonstrate how the modern style of parenting, one of obsessively controlling offspring with goal-oriented labor, is bad for both the child and the parents
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Page 2 of book jacket
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10521882
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gopnik, Alison
Dewey number
155.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF713
LC item number
.G67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Developmental psychology
  • Child psychology
  • Parenting
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Child psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Parenting
Target audience
adult
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what the new science of child development tells us about the relationship between parents and children
Label
The gardener and the carpenter : what the new science of child development tells us about the relationship between parents and children, Alison Gopnik
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-287) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The parent paradoxes -- Against parenting -- The evolution of childhood -- The evolution of love -- Learning through looking -- Learning through listening -- The work of play -- Growing up -- The future and the past : children and technology -- The value of children
Control code
20765126
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 302 pages
Isbn
9780374229702
Lccn
2015048667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn934795217
  • (OCoLC)934795217
Label
The gardener and the carpenter : what the new science of child development tells us about the relationship between parents and children, Alison Gopnik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The parent paradoxes -- Against parenting -- The evolution of childhood -- The evolution of love -- Learning through looking -- Learning through listening -- The work of play -- Growing up -- The future and the past : children and technology -- The value of children
Control code
20765126
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 302 pages
Isbn
9780374229702
Lccn
2015048667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn934795217
  • (OCoLC)934795217

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