“The Hurried Child,” by David Elkind’s, expresses the different ways that children are forced to grow up too quickly in society. Elkind states that. With the first edition of The Hurried Child, David Elkind emerged as the voice of parenting reason, calling our attention to the crippling effects of. Examines the pressures–from peers, parents, school, and society–imposed on today’s children and offers advice on how to cope with the problems brought on.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Teach all you hurrid, challenge them to take responsibility, and realize that they are a unique beautiful person with the possibility of great things wrapped up in fragile paper. Lists with This Book.

The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon

elkund One way off base comment in my mind dvid the idea that it is not beneficial for teachers in the early grades to be specialists in reading and math. We hurry children because stress induces us to put our own needs ahead of their needs.

Have we failed our children? To ask other readers questions about The Hurried Childplease sign up. Several pet peeves of mine about non-fiction texts Elkind commits. I’ve seen many students who are very bright shut down academically, quite possibly in rebellion to parental pushing earlier in school.

By doing so, he argued, teachers and parents alike could lapse into developmentally inappropriate instructional and learning practices that may distort the smooth development of learning.


Continuing it after newfound motivation. They are a gift you are given to care for, not a possession or resource that you can use. Dec 30, Diane rated it it was amazing. I can’t believe it. How are children being affected?

Another reason for my disappointment in The Hurried Child was that it didn’t focus on the types of topics I thought it would. As a result, children suffer information overload, fears and gross factual misunderstanding. This is where most children learn to read so I took that part seriously.

A quote I liked a lot was: From inside the book. Students being diagnosed as retarded or disabled when they are ELL or hearing or vision impaired. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book was fantastic. Celebs who wore Sabyasachi jewellery. Elkind showed that in blurring the boundaries of nurried is age appr. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter.

Furthermore, he gives very interesting research about at what ages children acquire the ability to differentiate letters and phonic sounds, all of which is after two, which is far older than the children for whom these products are made. My wife does not contribute in household expenditures. This was particularly true in the parenting chapter when debunking group sports.

Read Post a comment. This book brings all that to light and helps us step into the shoes of children who no longer have the time to be children. It’s a bit outdated but the overall message is powerful. He often refers to the tendency in this country to have children learn to read before the age of 6, which would be the developmentally appropriate age to learn to read some say it’s at 7. If you can deal with a work that hits close to home, I recommend it to you. All Bombay Times print stories are available on.


We have sent you a verification email. These two books offer excellent perspectives on children, parents, and culture. As a therapist and parenting coach, I found this book to be valuable. This is a great read for parents and educators in today’s society! We see teachable moments and try to seize them, but sometimes a child just needs to play.

The Hurried Child – David Elkind – Google Books

No year was given for this statistic. Does this still go on? It is a set of stress-linked behaviours, which result when a child is expected by his parents to perform well beyond his or her level of mental, social or emotional capabilities.

I would accept that in my freshmen research papers, so I don’t respect it much in a professional’s writing. elkjnd

I felt discussing hurrying in these terms was like scare tactics. All the families I know have both parent’s working to be able to some day pay for college, braces, or teen car insurance if not to afford immediate cost of a mortgage.

He was also rough on the low quality sci fi and romance series. Feb 05, Liss Capello rated it it was ok. Hurrying is basically undue stress for children, and the effects are often the opposite of the intended purposes of childhood activity. Selected pages Title Page.