Sunday, 18 December 2011

Objective Proficiency p 79. Madeline Levine: Parenting for Authentic Success. Extra Listening

Author and psychologist Madeline Levine joined host Dave Iverson on KQED’s Forum to discuss her book in which she states that it is important to let kids learn from their failures.

In her new book Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success, psychologist and author Madeline Levine exposes the pitfalls of over-parenting, and argues for a new definition of success and achievement. Levine uses the term “authentic success” to differentiate success as it is traditionally viewed: titles, money, good grades, and prestigious schools. In the forward to her book, Levine writes that parents also need to encourage kids to “know and appreciate themselves deeply; to approach the world with zest; to find work that is exciting and satisfying, friends and spouses who are loving and loyal; and to hold a deep belief that they have something meaningful to contribute to society.”

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