Human Children

A plea for species-appropriate parenting

Original Title: Menschenkinder

Hardcover with jacket, 256 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-466-31068-5
€ 18.00 [D] | € 18.50 [A] | CHF 25.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Kösel

Date of publication: June 27, 2016
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Rights sold to: Korea (Bookie Publ. House)

Herbert  Renz-Polster - Human Children


What children need from us

When it comes to modern childhood, all is definitely not well. But are parents really to blame? Are they not strict enough, as Chinese "tiger mothers" contend? This criticism is too cheap. In fact, our entire society is creating a world that is not in line with the species-typical expectations of human children. Instead of resorting to fashionable – and ever changing – parenting advice we should take a step back and understand what children need in order to develop true to their nature. Parents cannot fix the many parenting problems in today's society. The whole "village" must again take on responsibility for its children.

"When it comes to animal husbandry we are asking questions as to which conditions make animals thrive – it is about time that we ask the same questions for our children."

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