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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (796 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gordon Neufeld Narrator: Daniel Maté Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Like countless other parents, doctors Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Maté have had to confront their children becoming secretive and unreachable. Focused more and more on their friends, they recoiled or grew hostile around adults. Why? The problem, Neufeld suggest, lies in attachment; children are increasingly forming stronger attachments to their friends than to the adults in their lives.

Dr. Neufeld has dubbed this phenomenon peer orientation, which refers to the tendency of children and youth to look to their peers for direction: for a sense of right and wrong, for values, identity and codes of behaviour. This peer orientation undermines family cohesion, poisons the school atmosphere, and fosters an aggressively hostile and sexualized youth culture. It provides a powerful explanation for schoolyard bullying and youth violence; its effects are painfully evident in the context of teenage gangs and criminal activity, in tragedies such as in Littleton, Colorado; Tabor, Alberta; and Victoria, B.C. It is an escalating trend that has never been adequately described or contested until Hold On to Your Kids. Once understood, it becomes self-evident - as do the solutions, none of which are impossible or even costly to undertake.

Hold On To Your Kids will restore parenting to ts natural intuitive basis and the parent-child relationship to its rightful preeminence. The concepts, principles and practical advice contained in Hold On to Your Kids will empower parents to parent and satisfy their children's inborn need to find direction by turning towards them for their source of authority, contact, and warmth. Daniel Maté's warm and sensitive narration, gift with dialogue, and engagement with the authors writing make this an enjoyable and informative listen.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jo | 2/20/2014

    " Ok so this is not the best written book ever but the ideas in it are essential for any parent wanting to raise their kids in the most conscious way. It explains the whys and how's of all of those niggly gut feelings over the years that told me something was amiss in society in supporting me to parent my son. As Nuefeld says, just because something is normal it doesn't make I natural or right. I am going to buy copies of this book for every friend I know. Please read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Celestia | 2/19/2014

    " This is what I call the Attachment Parenting book for older kids. A must read if you want to stay close to your kids as they get older. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Johanna | 1/16/2014

    " Absolutely fantastic book, a must-read for parents. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cyndi | 12/18/2013

    " Not an easy read but so relevant. Breeze the first chapters to get to the chapters of substance. Sure to spark some controversy in every parent and may change your view on parenting. "

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