The collapse of parenting is a fairly new phenomenon and one that has been well documented in an anti-hierarchical parenthood. This phenomenon has been covered by author/psychologist Leonard Sax in a novel entitled “The Collapse of Parenting and How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them like Grown-Ups.”
The idea of this book covers the nature of parents allowing their children to call the shots in relationships. What Sax argues is that new levels of depression, obesity and anxiety among children’s populations could, as a result of more parents giving them decision-making power in the relationship. Kids are thrust into responsibilities early on and the stress of making decisions throughout their lives and as a result, this can lead to ongoing issues in anxiety and more within young people.
A collapse of parenting is considered to be one of the best parenting books this year and he can help parents who are struggling with a wide range of cultural forces. Dr. Sax produces an easy to read book that accounts for a wide range of real-world experience as well as sound advice for children growing up in a modern age. As a nationally acclaimed best-selling author, Sax examines a number of modern issues such as white children are choosing to spend a lot of their time texting, the undermining of self-control and more.
Strategies are also presented on how parents can limit screen time as well as encourage better habits for children at the dinner table as well as a bedtime. Improvements for humility and perspective can offer a blueprint for change and a way for generations to connect.
If you are seeking a novel that could be used to help children succeed in an increasingly more complicated world, this could be an ideal read that you can take on as a parent this year.